I wish to start creating a website that uses mostly flash technology.
I would like to create a login module to register new users using an application or just authenticate already joined users.
I pretty much want to create a collaboration site which would need a back-end Database to store user data (Messages, file sharring, Chat history, uploaded images, videos, etc...)
My vision is to create a multi-user site for mainly educational and information sharing reasons.
Is there a way to create a site without having to use the Adobe LiveCycle Collaboration service since I need to pay for it?
Sure, you can use the almost-free stuff like I do, php, mysql, and zendFramework are a great combination. The zendFramework and php will allow you to create your services which will allow you to easily send data to your databases.