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 PostgreSQL server.
PostgreSQL Hosting Support
The Internet has substantially increased the
demand for PostgreSQL hosting as more companies look to make
their databases available to customers, vendors and employees.
This also requires that the PostgreSQL server be available 24/7
so the choice of PostgreSQL hosting provider is critical as
well. Unfortunately trying to find a PostgreSQL hosting provider
that is qualified is difficult.
PostgreSQL Hosting Issues
It is very important you get the database
server configured correctly the first time. This configuration
will determine how well the database performs, how easy it will
be to increase the throughput, and how easy it will be to
back-up. To achieve this your PostgreSQL hosting provider must
be familiar with the requirements of PostgreSQL. Many hosting
providers are familiar with web hosting, but have little
experience with PostgreSQL hosting, particularly in complex
clusters. A database is much more dynamic than a web site, so
your PostgreSQL hosting provider must be technically skilled.
There can be great value to having a database
available on the Internet, but only if your PostgreSQL hosting
provider can properly configure and maintain it.