According to Wikipedia:
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that hosts websites for clients, i.e. it offers the facilities required for them to create and maintain a site and makes it accessible on the World Wide Web. Companies providing web hosting services are sometimes called web hosts.
And let me just say there are hundreds and hundreds of web hosts. New ones seem to pop every day. Some have expensive hosting plans and others are as cheap as $1.00 per month. Some of these “hosts” have been around for years. Others appear, disappear, get bought out by others. I have gone through 23 web hosts this year for the many domains that I maintain. I look for hosts that offer unlimited domains. Not all do which is fine for the person who needs a host for their one website. There are all sorts of deals out there and all types of hosting environments from shared hosting on 1 servers to that hosts many other websites to a dedicated server just for you and everything in between. It can get overwhelming to say the least whether you have some experience in getting a web host or a newbie.
A few years ago a friend of mine was creating a website https://lifebac.com/ that offers help for people who want to change their relationship with alcohol which is a nice way of saying the person is on the downward spiral towards becoming an alcoholic and they need help to stop the craving to drink or to stop drinking alcohol all together. I was asked to take a look at the site to make sure it was compliant with all of Google’s rules. He also asked me to write some content so they could become an authority site about all the different anti craving medications that have been or a being developed. Once he had bought his site, we discussed a number of options regarding where he wanted his site to be hosted. He needed a robust host that wasn’t going to disappear in a year or two. Three years later, I am happy to see his business is doing well, the site looks great and he has had no issues with his server. All sites should be
Hosting has evolved and expanded since this site was first created. However it is rather fun for those of us who are interested in such things to compare the content below and the suggestions given to what was appropriate back then to what is happening today. But those comparisons are for another post. I’ll just say that some of the advice below needs no updating!
The web hosting options are endless…
You have got Windows web hosting, Unix web hosting, Linux web hosting and a host (see what I did there?) of scripts such as CGI, ASP, PHP, JSP, Chili!Soft ASP, Cold Fusion all designed to create dynamic web pages, along with Dreamweaver and Frontpage helping you put it all together.
Here at Genesistechnology.net, we will explore these “endless” options to the point where they will not seem so endless anymore.
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On this page, we will give you the run down and pros & cons for the various web hosting databases choices out there. Its an easy check list to follow especially when your mind has so many other things on it.
Basically, if your website needs to update copious quantities of info via the web, you will need a database to store that information. There are many choices at your disposal, most commonly MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and MS Access. An example would be an e commerce site that sells std/sti test kits on std-test-kits.org for a variety of different stds. Let’s do a break down of the type of data you would need for just one test: Chlamydia. First you have all the images of the product, then there’s the pricing info, and promotional images for each std test kit, images for a slide show, etc. You will need content for the product page of each style as well as the page that shows the specific std/sti test kit. You will need a database that can pull all the information for each test for the shopping cart and check out process, and for any search functions on the site such as searching for a specific test via its name. There may be automated content for SEO purposes that pulls content data to populate additional content. Depending upon the store’s need, the webmaster will need to consider:
The language used for accessing databases is SQL. If you want your site to be able to store / retrieve data from a database, make sure that your server has access to a database system that uses the SQL language.
One popular choice is Microsoft’s SQL Server, a powerful and full-featured SQL database system that’s perfect for sites with high traffic.
Another popular and robust database software choice that is great for database – driven web sites with high traffic would be Oracle. It is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that is produced and distributed by Oracle Corporation.
Another popular database software choice is MySQL. One key reasons why it is so popular is that it is a relatively inexpensive alternative to the pricier Microsoft and Oracle solutions.
If your website requirements are simple (i.e. one database), Microsoft Access might be the perfect solution. Not as powerful and robust as MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle, Access is not well-suited to sites with very high traffic.
We are sure that what you need will be on this list but let us know if we are missing anything or you have any other questions.