Publication Date

Summer 2018

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Alex Liu


This application is an e-Commerce platform. Where customers can Search for a home for a temporary stay as a rental vacation. This online application allows the owners to update their properties and lease them to renters. This web application has user-friendly functionalities providing facilities to the renters, owners, and administrators. This platform will be categorized based on the type of dwelling, property address (Zip/state/county) and price range. A user can search properties based on these categories. This will replace a manual system that uses a lot of paperwork and human workforce.

The main goal of this online application is to make the business easy allowing the entire world to perform fast transactions like for the Owner to accomplish the assets information, tenants to fast get respectable deals followed by easy checkout and Administrator to manage properties and commercial details. Much such functionality has been implanted to search, book and travel helping the user.

The main scope of the project is that the customer should be able to book the room or the house for stay online. To make sure that every user is different registration and authentication is required on the website. The use will be able to check which room is available with all the pricing. Different search criteria options will be available for the customer's ease. The customer will be able to book, view, change and cancel the reservations at any given point in time.

Secure access to confidential data (user’s details) should be provided. There will be a 24X7 availability of the application accessible over the Internet, which helps the users to open the website anytime. Most importantly the design will be better for better performance at peak time. To run this software the operating system should be Windows 7 and higher and the database will be created on the Microsoft SQL Server- 2012 or higher. This website will work on any browser; however, we would recommend using Internet Explorer as the browser.