Apr 15 2014
Hosting – a service of providing computing power to organize information naservere residing in the network (usually the Internet). Hosting is also called service equipment placement in the provider client software with its connection to the communication channels with high bandwidth .
Usually included in the package hosting site maintenance and service implies a minimum file allocation naservere site that is running the software needed to handle requests for these files ( web server) . As a rule, the service is already included to provide a place for mail correspondence , databases , DNS, file storage on a dedicated file server , etc. , and support the functioning of the services.
Hosting the database file location , email hosting , DNS services may be provided separately as a stand-alone service or enter into a comprehensive service.
Choosing a web host
One of the selection criteria for hosting is the operating system used , because it affects the software that will support the functionality of certain services . An important aspect of the description is hosting the presence of certain services and features :
support for CGI: Perl, PHP, Python, ASP, Ruby, JSP
Support .htaccess / .htpasswd ( for Apache)
As well as the installed modules and frameworks for each of the options.
Hosted as a service compared , describe and assess the quantitative restrictions:
size of disk space for user files
amount of monthly traffic
the number of sites that can be placed within a single account
number of FTP users
number of E-Mail boxes , and the amount of disk space reserved for mail
number of databases and the amount of disk space for the database
number of simultaneous processes per user
amount of RAM and the maximum execution time allowed to each user process
free resources CPU, RAM, which affect the performance of the server
channel capacity , which affects the loading of information.
distance from the host equipment site target audience , which affects the loading of information.
Some hosting companies offer toll free test for a certain period, after which the user must determine whether a selected him for the hosting company , and whether it makes sense to pay for long periods . Typically, such tests are available only to owners of second level domain names in order to avoid speculation with test accounts .
In addition to the paid hosts , there are also free hosting companies that support most of the described Web -based technologies.