Hosting Options

Although the Internet has come to be known as a "virtual" entity, it is important to understand the implications of informed decisions regarding the hardware and physical attributes of your Internet site. The right decision is a balance between the amount of control you can maintain over your site and the cost of hosting it. These costs can include leveraging fault-tolerance solutions and bandwidth aggregation. Good planning will also enable you to grow your site later with little complication.

The four basic types of Web site hosting options are a shared server, a dedicated server, a co-located server, and a data center location. Of course, you always have the option of hosting your own Web server. The same issues defined in ...

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