Web Site Design
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Have you ever wondered why you need to purchase a hosting plan and a domain name? I am going to try to explain what each is and what are the different options commonly available.
The domain name that you purchase gives you the right to tell the Internet’s Domain Name service where to find the computer that contains your web page. The domain name server provides a method to connect a name to an IP address. The IP address is like a street address; this address is much like your mailbox. A hosting service is how your web page gets delivered to a customer’s browser.
When a customer enters your domain name into their browser; the browser looks up the IP address for the domain name service. It then uses the IP address to connect to the server hosting the web page.
There are several options for hosting available today
Shared Hosting is a good option for a site that will not have a large amount of traffic. The server containing your website will have many other websites. It is the most economical option for most people. Most providers provide multiple levels of services, usually increasing the performance as the price increases. Shared hosting usually requires little technical knowledge to configure and use. Most of the interactions with the server for management of your site is through a control panel. Although many providers advertise unlimited services. At a certain point, you will find that the shared hosting will not be able to keep up with your needs. Most people will be perfectly fine on a shared hosting solution.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the next option for a site that requires more bandwidth but doesn’t need dedicated equipment. It is a very economical option. However, it does require a fair amount of technical experience to set up and manage. It does also require that the person managing the server have knowledge of the latest security patches and threats. A proactive approach to security is necessary with this setup. It is possible to setup the system to use a control panel but not required.
Private Server is renting physical hardware in a data center that is connected to the internet usually through a very high-speed connection. It is the most expensive option for businesses with demanding requirements.
If you are thinking of building a new website or application. Please consider Blazedog Web Design. Blazedog Web Design located in Greeneville, Tennesee and can work with you anywhere in the world.
So if you are looking at creating a new website you may have encountered the term LAMP and wonder why do I want a LAMP. What is a LAMP?
A LAMP server is a server that is running a bundle of software that works together to create a dynamic and flexible web hosting environment. LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySql and Php.
Linux is an open source and a free operating system similar to how Windows is an operating system. Linux, however, was derived from the UNIX operating system. Linux runs a vast number of websites on the internet today and is very stable and reliable.
Apache an open source free web server service that runs on Linux (it also can run on Windows as well). The Apache software sends the web page formatted in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to the browser over the HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP).
MySQL is an open source and free SQL database. It has a lot of the features of expensive commercial products. It is used to store data for dynamic pages and can store other information
Php is an open source and free programming language that allows developers to bring everything together. Php can ask MySql for data and then create HTML, that Apache sends to the web browser using the Linux OS networking stack.
If you are thinking of building a new website or application. Please consider Blazedog Web Design. Blazedog Web Design located in Greeneville, Tennessee and can work with you anywhere in the world.
Is your website broken? Does it look like a something from Frontpage in 1999?
We can help design a new page for your business using WordPress or another Content Management system. We can give your site a modern look and feel, develop a marketing plan and make sure your website is working hard to inform your customers about your business 24 hours a day.
We can also fix a broken site if that is what you want. Sites that were customized a few years ago may have used older version of PHP. PHP has had many security holes fixed in the last few years and most hosting companies don’t allow you to run older version. Unfortunately the new version of PHP may no longer support the code from your old website. The code for these older sites can be modified and made to work with the latest version of PHP. This will improve the security of your page and restore it back to it’s original working state.
Has your site been hacked? We may be able to recover some data and build a new page. As with any valuable data we recommend that you backup the content from your web page periodically and not rely on the Hosting company to keep your data safe. We can put in place a plan to backup your data so you will have it in case of emergency.
Contact the Website Specialist at Blazedog Web Design for help with developing a new strategy for you website.