The website you are now accessing is the second incarnation of the Oddballs online presence. The
first site was developed by John Phipps using space provided by his personal Internet Service Provider.
After discussions with John, Matt Pennington took over at the beginning of 2004, and launched the current site.
Around the beginning of 2008, Dave Wylie became involved in updating the site on a regular basis, and
as of November 2008 has taken ownership. I propose to continue making improvements as appropriate, but
in essence the current site is still as designed by Matt.
The site is hosted by One.com
since November 2008. This company provides
web site hosting at very reasonable rates mainly for small to medium size businesses, clubs etc. The
domain name "www.epsomodballs.org" was originallly purchased from Easily.co.uk, but transferred to One.com.
at the same time as switching to them as service providers.
PHP is a scripting language which has been used to develop all the interactive features of the site -
for instance the facilities for committee members to add news items and update the race calendar themselves.
In an attempt to save money the actual data entered using these mechanisms is held in simple tab separated
text files. One.com provide support for MySQL, so there is potential for using this database system.
Work in progress..!
I'm always looking for suggestions for additions and improvements so why not
supply some feedback!
If you want to find out more about the site, or would just like to discuss any aspects of the site,
then just drop me an email at