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.
Check out our Hosting page for a detailed look at Windows, Unix and Linux hosting solutions. Check our our Scripts page for a snapshot of the pros and cons of the various scripting languages out there. Then check out our website page to see Dreamweaver and Frontpage go toe – to – toe.
Besides great website hosts, the internet is a great place to find hosts for you medical treatments. Looking abroad for great medical facilities, beautiful locations and sometimes for even less money. Information can be found in this medical travel guide.
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 a variety of different wig brands. Let’s do a break down of the type of data you would need for just one brand: Jon Renau wig styles. First you have all the images of the Jon Renau wigs, then there are the color swatches for the brand, and promotional images, images for a slide show, etc. You will need content for the product page of each style as well as the brand’s page that shows all the styles. You will need a database that can pull all the information for each style for the shopping cart and check out process, and for any search functions on the site such as searching for a specific style via its name, searching for short, medium, or long wigs, synthetic hair, human hair, searching for cap constructions, or searching for medical wigs. There may be automated content for SEO purposes that pulls content data to populate additional content. Depending upon the wig 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 robus 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.