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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Needs

How much you decide to take off the shelf and how much you choose to customize will depend on your goals and the specific circumstances of your business. Variables include: host capacity, processing power, storage, bandwidth, availability, and security.

Capacity

How much Web traffic will the infrastructure have to handle? There are many ways to measure capacity. Some have to do with the amount of data you need to store (storage size), the size of the “pipe” carrying the data (bandwidth), and the speed with which your site handles user transactions (processing power).

For example, if your Web site will need to support document management in a large organization, capacity is a high priority. If, on the other hand, you want to stream music ...

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