"... No other solution in the marketplace
does such a fantastic job ..."
"I must say, as a systems designer, I am very impressed with what Ravi and Veena have done. I've looked around quite extensively for a solution that would satisfy my needs as well as the needs of my customers. After an extensive and exhaustive research, I am glad I found DAP. You are awesome!
Your application fulfills one of my primary criteria in creating a true residual income business...content drip over time. No other solution in the marketplace does such a fantastic job. With your built in autoresponder, list manager, affiliate tracking system and ecommerce system, your solution does it all.
Keep up the good work.
Sincerely George Tran
Founder and Programmer of 1Shoppingcart.com
Ps. Did I tell you that their support is out of this world? These guys truly stand behind their product."
Made For WordPress: Works with WordPress like a dream!
Works on Non-WordPress Sites too (plain PHP/HTML web sites)
Sequential Content Delivery: We invented "Content Dripping"! This is where you can drip content little-by-little over time.
ContentResponder with Tru-Drip: Make individual pieces of Content drip, little by little, exactly on the day you want - just like an email autoresponder drips emails. Set a blog post or a file or a video to drip on Day #1, Day #7, Day #31, etc. Or you can set it to drip on a specific date - like 12/31/2010).
Only DAP has Tru-Drip which can save you an extraordinary amount of time setting up content dripping over a longer duration - like say, over a year (or even when setting up dripping for even a few months ahead of time).
Drip-Feed all types of Content: DAP is the only membership plugin available, that lets you drip WordPress (WP) Pages, WP Posts, WP Categories, HTML pages, PDF reports, Videos, Audio files, Zip files, even Images! Drip just about any kind of file with any type of extension.
True Download Protector. Can protect files anywhere on your web site - both within and outside the WordPress folders. And protects the original source files wherever they are located. No "fake" protection scheme by simply trying to "hide" the location of the file.
You will not need another download protector ever again.
Built-in, free integration with Amazon SES. Save hefty monthly fees because you don't really need an email service like Aweber or GetResponse.
Built-in, FREEShopping Cart with On-Site Credit Card Processing for Authorize.net and Paypal Website Payments Pro. Your customer never again has to leave your web site and go to a 3rd party site just to make a payment. Everything happens right within a page on your web site. And you don't even need to sign up for a third-party shopping cart just for accepting payments via Authorize.net or PWPP.
The DAP Shopping Cart also has support for Coupon Codes for Paypal Standard and Authorize.net. Also allows you to do Dime Sales. Also has built-in support for a whole range of other carts and payment processors like ClickBank, e-Junkie, Paypal Standard (Business & Premier) and more.
Dime Sales: Basically, a "Dime Sale" is where you configure the price to go up every "X" number of sales (you can choose what "X" is). We've taken this one step further, and allowed you to hike up the price every "Y" days too! And of course, the price hike is not restricted to just "dimes" (10 cents).
Built-in, FREE1-Click Upsells for Authorize.net and Paypal Website Payments Pro. Also do Upsells with Paypal Standard using our separately-sold premium plugin, "Upsell-Tree for Paypal Standard"
Secure RSS Feeds: DAP makes your RSS feed secure, and protects them such that only members can access them. Each member gets their own special "Feed Key", and your entire RSS feed will change depending on who's viewing it, and how much content has been released to them so far. And the one really cool feature that is exclusive to DAP, is the built-in Feed-sharing protection even for your RSS feeds. If your members try to share their feed key with others, then their account will get LOCKED after a certain number of hits (you can specify how many is too many!)
Plugin to Protect Video and Audio
and other media stored on Amazon
Instant Affiliates: Built-in affiliate program turns every member instantly into an Affiliate. They get their own, unique affiliate link that they can use to instantly start promoting your membership site the very instant they join (can be optionally turned off).
Customizable Member Home Pages For Each Level/Product
Customizable "Post-Login Page" For Each Level/Product
Customizable Error Pages: Separate customizable error messages for logged-in members & not-logged-in visitors
Buy-Button & Buy-Link Generator for Paypal, Paypal Website Payments Pro and Authorize.net: You can generate all of your buy-buttons ("buy now", "subscription" & "add to cart") right from within the DAP Admin Dashboard.
Internationalization Features: You can customize DAP's member-facing pages (like login form, user profile, "my content" and affiliate page) to any international, non-English language that supports UTF-8 based characters. And DAP is the only membership plugin in the industry that allows you to send non-English broadcast and autoresponder emails! DAP has been successfully tested on sites in French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and many more that we're probably not even aware of.
Automated Cancellations Across All Payment Processors: When someone cancels their subscription, you don't have to do lift a finger - it's all taken care for you.. No need to do any administrative tasks to make sure that the canceling member doesn't get any further content going forward. DAP automatically takes care of subscription cancellations.
Process Offline Orders: Accept payments offline - using even payment processors that DAP doesn't support. Even accept payments in the mail by check. And with just one click, enter the offline payment into the system. This not only allows DAP to give you more accurate reports about your earnings, but it also enables affiliates to get paid for offline purchases.
So if an affiliate referred a buyer to your web site, and the buyer ends up paying offline, then normally, you would never know that they were referred by an affiliate. Not so with DAP. After you enter the manual order, the cookie that is still on the buyer's computer then triggers the correct affiliate credit the next time they log in to your membership site.
A Member can purchase Multiple Recurring & Non-Recurring Products: One member can purchase access to multiple one-time products and recurring-subscription products - either at the same time or at different times.
Built-in Email Autoresponder: Ability to drip Emails. Integrated Email Autoresponder can send pre-scheduled emails to all users. Set up different autoresponder series for different products. No need for a 3rd party service like Aweber or GetResponse.
Integration with Aweber
Integration with GetResponse
Integration with 1ShoppingCart's Autoresponder
Integration with AutoResponse Plus
Integration with MailChimp
Email & Job Queue: Having a job-queue is the only way to scale in size as your membership site grows to thousands of members, and as you start sending out tens of thousands of emails and your blog grows to thousands of blog posts.
If a membership plugin doesn't require you to setup a "Cron Job", then it means your software cannot handle sending out a large number of emails from your server if your membership site grows to be a few thousand in size. Actually, without a cron job, your plugin can't even send out emails to a few hundred members without timing out and failing half way through!
Throttling of Broadcast & Autoresponder Email: To make sure that you don't exceed your web host's hourly email-sending limits.
1-Click Upsells/Downsells/Cross-sells: Customer enters their credit card information only once - during the very first purchase. For all subsequent Upsells, they just have to click on an "Add To Order" button and their credit card that was just used, is instantly authorized and charged. Do Unlimited Upsells & Downsells.
1-Click Upsells using a "Regular" Paypal Account: No need for a merchant account. All you need is just a regular Paypal Business account.
One-Time Offers (OTO): At any time during purchase, you can make "One-Time Offers". Doesn't have to be an upsell. It can even be a "Sign up for my exclusive list" offer.
Built-in Email Broadcasting: Ability to send emails to your members right from the DAP Admin Dashboard
Ability to send HTML Email
Sneak-Peek: Show content from your blog posts up to the “More” tag. So when Google’s spider (or your visitor) arrives at your blog after you publish a new post, it/they will see a summary of the post, instead of being redirected to a login page. Extremely powerful SEO feature.
Partial-Content Protection (Multi-Media): Within one blog post, the text content is publicly available, but the video/audio/pdf/other file is available only for paying members.
Synchronized Drip of both Content and Emails. Your Content, Emails and Files ALL can be synchronized to be delivered simultaneously.
Pay-Per-Download & Pay-Per-Click
Multi-Level Recurring Cycles
Offer upto two different trial periods (Eg.. 7-day 1-penny trial + 14-day $9.97 second trial + 30-day regular membership cycle for $27)
Post-Cancellation Access: Optionally enable members to access old content they had previously paid for, even after they cancel or unsubscribe.
2-Tier Affiliate Program
Integrated "Affiliate-Only" Access: A free member who also automatically becomes affiliate, gets an affiliate link and can promote your product and earn commissions, but cannot access site content. Very useful for Marketing- or JV- partners.
Post-Cancellation Affiliate Access: Members who cancel, lose access to the content, but can still retain their Affiliate link and can continue to promote your web site.
Pay Affiliates both Per-Lead and Per-Sale
Global Affiliate Link Redirection: You can set what is the default landing page for all of the default affiliate links. So if you have an sale or promo going on, you can set all default affiliate links (that are not using the "Custom Link Redirection" above) to go to a different landing page. And then after the promo is over, you simply redirect them all back to your home page (or any page you choose).
LifeTime Affiliate Commissions: Once your affiliate is locked into a user, all subsequent purchases from that user results in a commissions for that same affiliate. No other affiliate can steal it, even if the user clicks on a different affiliate's link before making subsequent purchases.
Affiliate Payments For Offline Orders: If an affiliate referred a buyer to your web site, and the buyer ended up paying offline, then you would never know that they were referred by an affiliate. Not so with DAP. Just enter the offline payment into DAP. And then the cookie that is still on the buyer's computer triggers the correct affiliate credit the next time the member logs in to your membership site.
Proudly tell your affiliates that they will never get screwed out of a single referral payment!Your affiliates are going to love you for this, and promote your product even more passionately.
Affiliate Payments For Even Word-Of-Mouth Referrals: There will be times when people may not click on an affiliate link before making a purchase. They may have just "heard" about your product from a friend. And they will sometimes tell you (on your checkout page) that they heard about it from "Jill Friend" Or "Joe Partner". DAP allows you to manually give Affiliate credit to Jill Friend or Joe Partner for the purchase, even though there is no affiliate tracking in this case.
If Jill Friend or Joe Partner is not yet a member of your system, you can give them (or invite them to get) free, affiliate-only access (without giving them access to your actual content, or requiring them to become a paying member), and after that, you can give them the affiliate credit.
Simple:Press Forum Integration
Broadcast Email to 3rd-Party Lists of Unlimited Size (import using CSV) [WARNING: Spam is Evil]
Import CSV list of members from third-party membership software or list software
Use 3rd-Party Email Servers to bypass your web host's email sending limits
Use Multiple Email Servers to speed up broadcasting to a large member list
3rd-Party Email Notification: Extremely useful in notifying multiple folks - like your staff and business partners - of a sale
A Single Email can be part of Multiple Autoresponders: Extremely powerful when you have multiple levels in your membership site, and wish to share some of the resources.
Recurring Autoresponder Emails: Create just one Autoresponder Email (say, an email that contains login and support info to the member) and schedule it go out repeatedly (Day #1, Day #32, Day #63, etc). No need to create a new email every time. Just add the same email multiple times and schedule it a recurring manner.
Partial Content Protection: Using DAP's new "Shortcode Framework", you can protect different parts of a single post or page using shortcodes like...
[DAP]protected content here[/DAP]
[DAP isPaidUser="Y" hasAccessTo="1" errMsgTemplate="SHORT"] protected content here [/DAP]
In-Page Dripping: Using the new DAP Shortcodes, you can now publish, say, 10 videos on one page, and you can enclose each video's embed code with a separate DAP Shortcode that has a different "Day" setting, so the very same page will show 1 video on Day 1, 2 videos on Day 2, 3 videos on Day 3, and so on.
You don't have to create multiple pages/posts just to drip multiple pieces of content. All of the content can now be dripped within just one "download" page, like this:
[DAP day="1" hasAccessTo="1" isPaidUser="Y" ] VIDEO 1 EMBED CODE (or any other content)
[DAP day="2" hasAccessTo="1" isPaidUser="Y" ] VIDEO 2 EMBED CODE (or any other content)
[DAP day="3" hasAccessTo="1" isPaidUser="Y" ] VIDEO 3 EMBED CODE (or any other content)
Generates Access Logs and Error Logs for archiving and troubleshooting
Advanced Access-Control: Access to content can be configured by Days, Dates, or Number of Clicks
Product-Chaining: If someone buys Product A, then automatically given them access to bonus Product B. If someone cancels membership to Product A, then automatically remove their access to Product B. Extremely useful while giving automatic access to additional bonus products.
Advanced Member Management: Search for Users by Email, Last name, Member Id, Product name, User status and Product status. Easily modify their start dates, end dates, access levels (FREE or PAID), manually mark users as FREE or PAID, Rollback access to members by one recurring cycle (say, if a member is in month #6, and asks for a refund for previous month).
"Pause" Membership: A user's access PAUSES when they stop paying. So if they decide to take a break and come back after a while, they can pick up right where they dropped off, and not from where your other paying members (who continued to pay during that time) are.
Targeted Email Marketing: Broadcast Emails to a variety of groups of segmented members and non-members, like (but not limited to)...
1) Members who have purchased "Product X"
2) Members who purchased "Product X" between "10-01-2009" and "10-15-2009" (any combination of products and dates)
3) All Members
4) All Members with Expired Subscriptions (who no longer have access to any products)
5) Members who have cancelled
Members who are about to expire in the next [XX] days
Members who already expired in the last [YY] days
Using our "Self-Service Store" premium plugin, your members can be awarded "X" credits with each monthly subscription payment, and they can use those credits to purchase any content that *they* are interested in for that month, instead of being force-fed content only in a certain order as decided by you, the admin.
Think of it like an "Audible.com" membership where members get credits, and can redeem those credits towards any audio book from the store. All credits roll-over each month, and if a product needs more credits than what they have currently, they can wait for the next month to accumulate more credits and then redeem those credits when they have enough.
As Admin, you will be able to configure how many credits they get each month with each subscription payment, and also configure how many credits each "Product" (content) in your membership site is worth.
"Admin Follow-Up": A CRM Feature:
Along with the Autoresponder Emails that you set up to go to each member on a specific day, you can additionally set up emails that get sent to you (as Admin) along with every individual member, so you can take some specific action.
If you are also doing offline marketing to your members, you can also add an autoresponder email to go out to you (the admin) every time a member gets to a certain level.
Completely immune to new WordPress releases (software will not break due to a new version of WordPress being released)
Single Sign-on(a.k.a Global Login): Once your members log in to DAP via main login form, they are logged into all parts of WordPress - including the WordPress-based Forums. They don't need to re-enter their username and password each time they go to their Wordpress profile, forums, Subscribe-to-comments plugin, etc.
"If you're searching for a nearly perfect
solution for membership... You can stop
looking. Digital Access Pass is the one."
"This is a historic moment for me. It's the very first testimonial I've written for any product. However, I felt compelled to sing the praises for DAP.
I've been working on launching a membership-based site for a while now, and have had my share of battle scars from purchasing other products. They either fell short in one area or another, or had horrible support, or both.
I'm a very "particular" person, and I had a very specific way that I wanted my site to operate. Control over every aspect of my content was paramount, as was seamless integration with Wordpress — my CMS of choice.
First, I purchased Wishlist Member. I must say, their marketing was fantastic and hence, I, like many others, felt compelled to click the "Buy Now" button. But after banging my head against the wall with regard to getting it set up to drip content, manage multiple membership levels, and their requirement to pay for access to a member forum… I gave up.
Next, I purchased Amember. I am a member of the Internet Business Mastery (IBM) course and they recommended this software, plus they're using to power their site. So, I figured if it's good enough for guys that have made un-Godly sums of money… then it's gotta be good enough for me — not. Different requirements, different content, etc.
And then I found DAP. To be honest, I was a bit turned off by the design of their site, and the formatting of the blog was a bit whacky. But my Dad always told me to not judge a book by it's cover, so I pressed on. Besides, the feature list seemed almost too good to be true.
So, once again, I clicked the "Buy Now" button.
(cue the "Gone with the Wind" background music)
I haven't looked back since.
People mis-categorize DAP as just a Wordpress plug-in or "membership script". It's much more than that. It is more of a server-based piece of software that seamlessly integrates with Wordpress using plug-ins they provide.
Also, like any powerful software package, there is a bit of a learning curve to get your mind around how it works. But it's not THAT hard. Once you "get it", things become logical and easy.
DAP allows me to protect and "drip" my blog posts, pages, stand-alone HTML pages, and even files (PDF, MP3, etc). Further, I have plans to add a premium podcast to one of my products. DAP handles this with ease.
The last thing I'll gush about is their insanely phenomenal support. I've pestered them with many support tickets over the weeks leading up to my soft launch, and they answer every question quickly and concisely.
I feel like almost anything I throw at DAP, it can handle. And they continue to develop the software to make it better and better. I'm eagerly awaiting the next release to see what they've cooked up for me.
I know it sounds terribly cliché, but after trying the rest, I'm happy I settled with the best.
If you're searching for a nearly perfect solution for membership, and other protected content management. You can stop looking. Digital Access Pass is the one."
Frederick Van Johnson
Host, This Week in Photo (TWiP) - ThisWeekInPhoto.com
Founder/CEO, MediaBytes! - MediaBytes.com
The key is to be able to quickly and painlessly launch a membership site.
You should be either able to use your existing content, or be able to effortlessly create and protect new content as your membership site grows.
Know how easy it is to launch a blog using WordPress in just a few minutes? Now imagine being able to do the same with a membership site: launch a full-blown membership site in 10 minutes!
DigitalAccessPass is to Membership Sites, what WordPress is to Blogs.
DAP will plug seamlessly even into your existing web site - whether it is a plain ol' HTML-based web site, a WordPress blog that you already have and just wish to protect existing content, or whether it is a completely new membership site that you wish to launch.
"ContentResponder": Automate Your Content Delivery
You already know how easy it is to automate your email marketing by using an email autoresponder. Once you set up the autoresponder sequence, it keeps doing your marketing for months together, without you ever having to manually send out a single email.
Now imagine doing the same with your content.
We call it a "ContentResponder".
Set up the sequence of content once - like...
Blog Post 1 goes out on Day #1,
PDF Report 1 goes out on Day #7,
Audio File 1 goes out on Day #14 -
just like you would configure a pre-written sequence of emails.
Image 2: Drip Setup of Content (partial screenshot)
And DAP will keep dripping new content on your members day after day, month after month. Completelyhands-off.
Set up all of your content ahead of time, and drip-feed members your content post by post, video by video. And the longer your member stays subscribed, the more content she get access to.
Or publish new content as you go, and set it up to drip only when a member reaches Day No. 61 (2 months from now). So even though the content has already been published, you can make sure your members can access it only after they've been a member for "X" number of days.
And on top of that, make it look like the content is being "freshly written just for them" - just like an email autoresponder makes it look like you just sat down, typed out an email yourself and emailed it to them personally.
Each member only sees content that they are eligible for at any given point in time. For instance, those who have been members for just 1 month will only have access to the "First Month's Content" (even though the content for Month 2, 3 and more has already been created and is already sitting there, ready to be "delivered" when the time comes).
Every additional month that your member stays subscribed, they automatically get access to new blog posts, videos and reports for that month.
This feature works exactly like an Email Autoresponder. So if you have set up a blog post to be available on Day 32, then unless they pay for the 2nd month, and become "32 days old" in the system, then they won't get access to that post, even though you have already "Published" the post. So, even if someone gives them the actual "link" to that blog post, when they try to view it, they will see a message that it is protected, restricted content that is "Not Yet Available" to them.
Your member will NEVER be able to access content that is not yet available to them, or access content that has already expired.
You can basically set up your content to be available only on a specific Date (December 25, 2008), a specific Day (day #32), for a Span of Days (Day 32 to Day 60), or only for a certain Number of Views/Clicks (Pay-per-view).
Autoresponders: Automate Your Email Marketing
You don't have to worry about purchasing a separate email autoresponder script or service. The feature is built right in. Simply set it up just like you would set it up on Aweber or Getresponse.
Of course, if you wish to continue using a service like Aweber for their higher email delivery rates, then skip this feature that comes with DAP, and just have all your members also get added to your Aweber autoresponder. So use DAP to drip content, and continue to use Aweber/Getresponse to drip your emails.
Build Your Own Army Of Affiliates
Who has the best chance of being your top affiliate?
Your Members, of course!
When your membership site is powered by DAP, every member is automatically enrolled as an "Affiliate".
Affiliates get a personalized, ready-made, "ready-to-copy-paste" affiliate link that they can start using immediately to start promoting your membership site to their list and web site visitors.
So every new member you get is now your sales person who willingly promotes your site to others for a share in your profits.
Give special treatment to your Top Affiliates and JV partners by giving them higher commissions than the rest of your affiliates.
Pay affiliates both one-time or monthly recurring commissions for the life of the subscriber.
Quickly Build Your List With Pay-Per-Lead
Imagine how aggressively your affiliates would promote your products, if you paid them $0.25 for simply sending a visitor who signs up for your free newsletter?
Why waste money on "cold" traffic from AdWords and high per-click costs?
Instead, spend that money on your own affiliates, and pay them for referring free sign-ups to your squeeze page, and skyrocket your list size!
Just like mortgage companies pay up to $25 per "qualified lead", if you knew the lifetime value of your customer, you could easily pay a much higher per-lead fee to get new leads.
Your leads will also convert at a much higher rate, as they are "warm" traffic because your affiliates have already pre-sold them about your product!
DAP also lets you pay affiliates either a Percentage (50% of total sale), or a Fixed fee ($20/sale).
And your affiliates can get paid for both Sign-ups as well as Sales.
You can sell unlimited products using DAP.
For example, you can set up 3 different versions of your content: Gold, Silver and Platinum. In DAP, each of these would be a Product.
And each product can have its own set of blog posts, its own set of emails, files, videos and audio - all set up to drip on the member at different times.
You can add the same blog post, video or report to different products.
And a member can have access to multiple products at any given time.
And different members can have acess to different products all at the same time.
If you are like most web site owners, you probably don't have a fancy dedicated server. You are using a "shared" web host that has a limit on how many emails you can send out per hour from your web site- usually something like 200 emails/hour (max).
Now imagine scheduling an email to your 3,000 members.
If your membership software has no way of sending a limited number of emails at a time (Email Throttling), then your host will silently discard all emails that exceed their hourly sending limit.
So, only the first 200 emails get sent. And the remaining 2,800 of your members never get your email.
And what's worse, you won't even know that only 200 of your members got your email - or that the remaining 2,800 didn't.
No wonder you continue to blame the poor response to your emails, on the niche, your web site copy, your offer - just about everything else - because you don't know what the real culprit is: your membership software!
How To Be A Hero And Be Loved By Your Customers
You probably know how most membership sites work - the day you stop cancel your subscription, you suddenly go from being "dear customer" to "stingy sucker".
You get thrown out of the site, you lose access to the affiliate links, and you lose access to all those months of content that you paid for!
DAP lets you put a COMPLETELY new twist on this "screw your ex-customers" policy that most membership site owners have.
Using DAP, your members can now access the content that they paid for, even after they have cancelled their subscription!
Not only that - they retain access to their affiliate link and affiliate revenues. And since you were generous and did not screw them out of all that content that they actually paid for, they can - and probably will - continue to promote your web site, and keep bringing you new members.
And since they can also continue receiving emails from you, you can continue dripping emails on them about new content being added to your membership site, and you can slowly attract them and cajole them and excite them into coming back and becoming a member again.
And now the really cool thing that DAP lets you do is - when your members come back, they pick up right where they left off (and not where all of the other paying customers are).
So if they were a member for 3 months, and cancelled after that, and they came back after 6 months, they join back right where they left off - which is month #4 (and not month #10, where all of those other members are who continued paying you for those 6 months while this member was away).
So DAP makes sure no sneaky customer can cancel in between for a few (say 6) months, come back, and get content from those 6 months for free - which is unfair to those other paying members.
Don't Let Jerks Rip YOU Off
Ok, so you have all this incredible content available for your members.
The problem is, if all of your content is available to be downloaded on Day #1, then...
Some jerks will download it all right away and cancel their subscription. Why bother paying month after month when they can download it all in a few days, even before the free trial ends?
Most people would not watch a movie if they already knew the entire story, or how it ends. The entire thrill is in not knowing what's coming next.
Now apply the same theory to your membership site. If your members can see and download everything you have to offer, there is no "suspense" or "anticipation' factor any more. So paying you monthly doesn't look so attractive all of a sudden, because they have already seen what's coming.
It's like "going all the way" on the first date ;-).
There is no build-up. No suspense. No promise of "hope". Not much to look forward to.
Know what I mean? You've got to keep 'em coming back for more.
And you can do that only if you 'drip' content on them, little by little.
That way, the longer they stay subscribed, the more content they get access to.
And jerks will not be able to download Month 2's content on the first day. Heck, they won't even able to download Day #2's content on Day #1.
And only DAP has this "content dripping" feature built right in.
Convert "Visitors" into "Customers" with Pay-per-View
You can gently ease your visitors into subscribing to your membership site, by first selling them inexpensive, bite-sized, individual content.
Imagine selling access to a terrific "How To" video for just $0.99 for one-time access.
With DAP, you can set a limit on how many times a video or file can be accessed. Just like "Pay Per View"!
"Made For WordPress"
If all of your content is inside a WordPress blog, it makes no sense if your new membership software requires that you take all of this content and add it to some other new proprietary system on a third-party server.
What you really want is for your membership software to work WITH your existing WordPress blog, live and breathe right on your existing web site, and not take over your content or your web site.
Timely, Tech Support When YOU Need It
With most other inexpensive web site software, you are left hanging from the get-go, because that "cheap" software you just purchased, is "cheap" because the developer simply has no intention of giving you much after-sales technical support.
Most software developers severely under-price their product, because they treat software like you would treat an info-product - where once your customer downloads your report or video, there is no real "on-going support" you have to offer them.
And they end up completely ignoring the cost of providing support.
A software product is not like delivering a PDF report, or a couple of videos hosted on Amazon S3 or hidden away in a password-protected blog post. Nope! Nowhere close.
Support is usually one of the most expensive components of a product.
With powerful database-driven software (like membership scripts), you need help right out of the gates. Installation problems, quirks and configuration issues with your web host, and someone to answer your questions patiently, and someone who won't tell you to "RTFM" (yeah, it means "Read The F'in Manual").
And that's what we're famous for - for our "Not Just Tech Support - But FANATIC'nical Support". Search for reviews on Google, and the one common thread you'll see everywhere is that we've got great support.