People have various reasons for choosing their web hosting to be carried out on servers with specific requirements. Three very important reasons for individuals or e-commerce websites are whether the website has good performance, whether information remains secure and whether they have enough control over the website. A dedicated and established server will provide all three in a way that will satisfy its customers. After having decided on a particular server, the next step is to look into the specific features being offered by the server. It is imperative that the prospective client carries out assessments on the servers that are being considered, and to see if the projections offered by the servers provide the option for websites to develop.
There is not a particular formula to evaluate the specifications required of a server. The specifications needed would depend on what is needed by the website and if there are prospects for it to develop and if there is going to be an increase in traffic, pages, etc. It is advisable to obtain specification projecting the use of the website for a year this is because upgrading the website within this term will be very costly.
When one is carrying out research on which web-hosting server to use, five factors have to be looked into. First is the operating system of the server. The programming language being utilized is what has to be considered. Some servers use both Windows and Linux but lately Linux has been a popular choice because of the resources it offers. It is also important to see if the processor is able to take on the capacity of the traffic.
The processes that have to be handled by the website will be the main consideration. A website that hosts games or chats will require a very powerful processor because there will be multiple users on the website with high traffic of data. In these types of websites, large bandwidth is also very important so that the website will be prepared for a higher usage, in anticipation of higher traffic and increased data volume. Subsequently, this will be reflected in the opinion of those who visit the websites hosted by these servers. This is especially so for gamers and those who frequently download data like music, pictures or videos.
Considerations would also have to be made in relation to the amount of memory required to ensure that the websites will load quickly. Storage space is also an important consideration because websites that have large data collection will need higher storage space.
It is important to ensure that the website has enough capacity for the five factors mentioned so that it performs satisfactorily. However, having said that, although having ample capacity is an important factor to consider, having too much capacity is not necessary. This is because it is only going to burn a hole in the client’s pockets. Other issues that a prospective client would have to consider are whether there is sufficient support offered by the web hosting service. Finally yet importantly, the price will have to be reasonable.
Posted by admin on February 4th, 2011 :: Filed under Linux Hosting
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