MGI is a plug-in to WebSTAR (Macintosh) and IIS (NT) with
server side includes, send mail, forms processing, guestbook,
authentication, banner ad, database, and E-commerce functionality
along with many other goodies. For system administrators, MGI
is virtually plug and play. For web site developers, MGI integrates
quickly and easily with any design.
MGI is Simple To Use
MGI tags are easy to understand and easy to implement. Every
tag from counters to guestbooks to shopping baskets and databases
uses English-based, HTML-style tags. If you know the basic conventions
of HTML, you can use MGI. ISPs can save hundreds or thousands
of dollars in technical support and customer service. Companies
with intranets save thousands on human resources because MGI
allows the web designer to integrate powerful functionality without
the need for a team of programmers.
MGI is Scalable
MGI includes everything you need to make your web site work
out of the box - built-in database, e-commerce, programming functions,
etc. And should any web site grow beyond your imagination, MGI
can grow with you using ODBC databases.
One copy of MGI gives you the functionality for all of
the web sites on your server. That's right, MGI can be used
securely in a multiple-domain environment such as a web hosting
company or ISP.
MGI is Fast
The MGI plug-in server and every MGI module, tag and function
is written in compiled code rather than a scripted language.
This means that MGI processes requests quickly and efficiently.
In addition, the built-in MGI database engine is compiled directly
into the code, so there is no processing delay that occurs when
the database is a separate application. Our built-in database
engine is fully multi-threaded to speed search times even further.
MGI is Client Driven
MGI was created in conjunction with a commercial web hosting
service with thousands of clients. We field tested MGI with diverse,
active web sites and continually incorporated the ideas, suggestions,
and needs of those users into our product. And if MGI doesn't
currently perform a function that you or your clients need, we've
made the product extensible so that custom solutions and updates
can be produced rapidly and integrated easily.
MGI is Versatile
MGI easily integrates into any web site flow, layout, or
design that you can imagine. For example, you decide the counter
font, the layout of guestbook entries, the placement of banner
ads, the format of emails, the structure of the shopping basket,
and the display of database results.
MGI is Flexible
Each MGI tag performs specific functions which can be used
in novel ways. For example, the guestbook tags can be used to
create guestbooks as well as online contests.
MGI is Adaptive
MGI can easily import any tab-delimited database file. Build
your database in any program or directly in MGI using the web-based
MGI is Extensible
With MGI's plug-in architecture, new functions and custom
solutions can be written very quickly, often within hours or
days, rather than months or years. The same goes for the enhancement
of existing tags.
MGI is Cost Effective
To get the functionality of server side includes, send mail,
forms processing, guestbook, authentication, banner ads, database,
AND E-commerce, you would have to buy multiple products
with a price tag from $2000 to $10,000! MGI includes all of that
functionality and more at a fraction of the price. Using MGI,
you can host your own web site in-house or start your own hosting
business for less than $4000! We'll even give you advice and
help you get started. Or you can host with an ISP
that provides MGI access and your costs will be only $10
to $100 per month -- that's $1200 per year at most. Total. For
a fully-functioning, fully secure, shopping basket system driven
off a database.
There are no catches. We provide a quality product
at a fair price - that's just our philosophy!