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Website Hosting

Hosting is the second basic concept of site building. The lesson is that the site needs not only to register, but also to "place" on the network. It is allowed to do this in duplicate ways.

First, to organize your own server, on which the site will also be stored. Secondly, it is allowed to apply to specializing companies that will place a website on their servers, removing from you all concerns relating to purely technical issues. Services for hosting your site are also called hosting.

The choice of a hosting company is one of the practical responsible decisions made at the time of creating your own website. From this election, the possibility or impossibility of realizing the tasks set by the site, the stability of the site's work will depend on this election, but it seems like the speed of its download.

Moreover, having already chosen a hosting company, it seems proud to correctly choose the tariff within the company, which will determine the capacity of the services provided. The selection of the tariff is determined by several first criteria:

1. Monetary. The more services you want to order, the more expensive it will cost. The cost of the tariff schedule is usually indicated in dollars in the moon. Often when a lump sum payment for a long period are provided, similar discounts are also bonuses.

2. The amount of disk space. The most important criterion of each tariff schedule is the capacity of disk space that is provided to you on the hosting company's server, in other words, how much information you can save on your site. The greater the capacity of disk space, the more expensive the tariff.

3. Work with databases. Modern Internet portals, chat rooms, forums, news tapes require for their installation also the availability of a database. Therefore, it is proud to know if your tariff supports work with databases of what type, but it seems like their maximum allowable amount. Although it is also allowed to try to install all the necessary tools so that they work with the same database, but for reliable work it is better to "dilute" them, creating a personal database for each tool. Is it worth expressing that sometimes it is purely technically impossible to install a pair of funds on the same database. The most common database management system offered by hosts is MySQL.

4. Support for scripts. It is required for the work of many forums, chat rooms and other web applications. Most hosters provide the ability to use scripts in PHP languages ​​also Perl.

5. Postal opportunities. If you planned not only to make a website, but also to get a mail box on your site, you need to make sure that the chosen tariff allows you to create mailboxes. Also proudly to take care of the number of boxes that are allowed to create.

6. Additional features. Among these additional features, it is allowed to note the possibility of creating third-level subdomains based on your site, parking sites, hosting a single disk space of a couple of different domains, and so on.

Unclear aspects of the election of a hosting company

Choosing a hosting company - a kind of art, because it will depend on how it will function your site.

It is not always possible to provide all the necessary opportunities at once, even if it seems to you that all imaginable unthinkable variants are also considered, a decision has already been made, there are unobvious aspects that are often revealed already in the process of operating the site. One such aspect is setting up the PHP interpreter on the server hosting company. The words "PHP support" does not mean that different companies have the same thing. As an illustration, let's look at an unsophisticated pattern from life.

Suppose you want to create an Internet project that is otherwise related to music, you also need the ability to download music from the author - then you can eat quite impressive files (on average, the music composition has a size of 3-4 MB). For download it is allowed to use a form written in PHP. In the settings of the PHP interpreter, the parameter is the maximum file size that is allowed to pass through the form. By default, this size is set to 2 MB, which is enough to load photos, small images, but it is clearly not enough to load impressive files (more than 2 MB).

The problem lies in the fact that in any way not always the hosting company is ready to reconfigure its server in order to provide you with a comfortable existence. Therefore, if you need to upload impressive files to the site through the form, make sure that the hosting it supports.