FAQ dedicated or shared
Should I rent a dedicated or shared Web server? Shared, or virtual,
servers are usually more than adequate for low volume or entry-level
sites. Sites with highly sensitive information, high volume, or
special software requirements will probably need a dedicated server.
The chart below shows the major differences between shared and
dedicated Web servers.
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Application hosting is increasing in popularity as more
companies look to make their applications available to both
customers, vendors and employees. This also requires that the
application be available 24/7 so the choice of application
hosting provider is critical as well. Unfortunately trying to
find an application hosting provider that is qualified is
As it relates to Internet-based systems, bandwidth is the data
rate that can be supported by your network connections and
pipelines. A bandwidth monitor measures bandwidth usage.
Database hosting is where a server that stores and manages
databases is located off site at a hosting company. The hosting
company provides access to the Internet and leases the use of
the database hosting server.
Dedicated hosting is where a server has only one customer on it
and he controls all aspects of the server. This provides much
greater flexibility than a virtual server, but the burden of
administration must be handled by the customer or outsourced to
a dedicated hosting provider.
Linux Web Site Hosting
Dedicated Linux web site hosting is where a company places it
servers at an offsite secure data center to be managed by
another company. It is referred to as Linux web site hosting
because the operating system on these servers is Linux.
Managed Web Hosting
Do I require managed web hosting or is unmanaged web hosting a
better fit for my business? This is the first question a
business needs to consider when they have decided to outsource
their web hosting requirements. The difference between managed
web hosting and unmanaged web hosting is a matter of
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL server is a database software program that
supports the Structured Query Language (SQL) , but adds its own
unique extensions to create a unique SQL server language.
Microsoft SQL server is used with the Windows operating system.
Network bandwidth is the data rate that can be supported by your
network connections and pipelines. Network bandwidth can refer
to the theoretical limit or the actual usage. Most often when
people discuss network bandwidth they are talking about the
perceived speed of their local area network, but network
bandwidth alone does not measure speed. The latency, or delays
in processing, associated with the network also affects the
speed of the network.
The definition of network monitoring has changed over time and
even today there can be huge differences between the network
monitoring service provided by different companies. At one
point, network monitoring was limited to watching a company's
communication interfaces and receiving notification if they were
down. Network monitoring now can be much broader in scope and
involve the proactive performance measurement of computer
hardware and communication pipelines to ensure they operate
within a specified range.
PostgreSQL is a database software program that supports the
Structured Query Language (SQL) , but adds its own unique
extensions to create a unique SQL server language. PostgreSQL is
typically used with Linux or UNIX operating systems. PostgreSQL
hosting is where a database server that uses PostgreSQL is
located off site at a hosting company. The hosting company
provides access to the Internet and leases the use of the
UNIX hosting is where a company places it servers at an offsite
secure data center to be managed by another company. It is
referred to as UNIX hosting because the operating system on
these servers is UNIX.