Web Server: Things To Watch

November 29, 2010

Are you disappointed or disgusted with your current Web hosting service? Has changed several times hosting companies? Have you thought about hosting your own website? Do you have the ambition to control and manage your own web server? If you answered yes to the above questions, then you may be ready to host their own sites. This article provides some points to consider if you decide, or not, change. When you decide to give your own web storage, must be inclined towards art and must have basic knowledge of operating systems, understand certain technical terms, understand how to configure a server environment (such as: DNS, IIS, Apache , etc.), have basic knowledge of scripting languages and databases (PHP, Perl, MySQL, etc..), be familiar with current technologies, and have a basic knowledge of hardware and server components. Without doubt, before making a decision is essential to analyze the pros and cons, because this change is easier said, than done Some Pros: – Sense of personal responsibility – Understanding what is happening (one is at the forefront of all events from the server) – no fees paid accommodation and or other accounts – alien incompetence problems no longer exist – cause no problems staying in a shared server (dedicated server) – Can your server hosting unlimited websites, databases, files, storage, etc.. – More bandwidth – No more waiting in line with the times of the others – Full control over the server and everything stored in it. Some Cons: – It can sometimes be tiring – Can you face hardware problems on the server – costs ISP business account – If the server goes down then the website is not online – no external technical support to unless it has previously taken a technician for these eventualities – Expenditure on software, hardware and networks.

There could be many more pros and cons, but have been identified some of the key. Managing a Web server is emerging as a full time job, as they must constantly monitor its performance and safety. This can sometimes be very stressful, especially if you already have other responsibilities. However, the control you have on your website and its operation are quite interesting.

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