HOSTING A WEB SITE

Probably many of them are worried about the choice of host at the first time, thought about how to determine the optimal solution for small money. Why the best? Yes, because clients almost always simply overpay for absolutely unused technology, and sometimes vice versa.

Consider the following situation. You are in conjunction with the development team decided to create a large-scale portal about real estate. Business plan is ready, carefully studied the draft with the programmers and designers, and most importantly, you picked great domain name that a miracle had not yet occupied. Well, not a sin at once is not “stake out”, and along with hosting a portal developed for at least a year. The result is that the hosting service is selected, and like good, with several GB of disk space, PHP, Perl, CGI.

A couple of weeks, the project finally set up and successfully running on the local server, we can and move on server hosting provider. While it appears that the author of CMS only works only under PHP5, and server software boasts a host with the old Fourth Edition. In addition, developed a business plan assumes an active advertising and attendance at six thousand hosts per day over 3 months already, and pre-ordered tariff, as it later turns out, is characterized by severe restriction of traffic to 3Gb per month.

Every exceeded GB is charged separately. It is in order, so you do not accidentally become hostage to a similar situation, choosing a dedicated hosting provider should be taken seriously.

Telling truths about how to make a site or pour it on the server, we will not, because this is a topic for another article. Instead, we will analyze in what was the stage of designing a website, whether it’s largest online store or a one-page business card site, should determine the requirements for hosting provider, and is already directly after this process the application for the calculation of the cost of services.

So, first of all, we should define the scope of the project and at least roughly estimate the amount of disk space that is needed for the site. For example, if you create a site-user, 50-150 MB, it will be more than enough, if it comes to the online store of major domestic appliances with product samples, as well as the catalog of a thousand points – then one – four gigabytes.

Choose a tariff plan, that  always reserve 20-30% of disk space because you really need. Following the approval of the TOR for the development of a web site programmer to discuss the technology used, the required number of bases MySQL or PostgreSQL, the feasibility  of data encryption HTTPS, WAP / WML for conducting transactions and direct payments via the web interface.

Look at the prices in the last instance, select only paid hosting and those hosting providers are not without purpose, trust in a serious and well-known brands. Reliability and even such a trifle as unlimited traffic will always be guaranteed.

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