The option of Web Hosting you choose for your e-businesses is largely dependent on
the scale and complexity of your online presence. The cost of web Hosting
operation can vary from less than $10 to thousands of dollars a month.
Using a Web Hosting Company
Using a Web Hosting company is the most cost-effective way to bring your e-businesses
online. You can manage your online operation with a Web browser and Internet connection.
For less than $10 a month, you can operate with your own domain name, create simple
database, monitor the site traffic and manage the content.
- Domain Name Registration Most Web Hosting companies offer domain registration
as well, and some of them will give you free domain name with one year of hosting service
subscription. Picking an ideal domain name is a challenging task and demand creativity
since most (if not all) of simple and descriptive domain names has been taken.
- Basic Web Hosting Services basic web Hosting services include FTP for uploading
files, programming language support (perl, php or asp), email accounts, and simple site
traffic statistics. Some companies even support database within $10 a month budget.
- Premum Web Hosting Services Premium Web Hosting services offer online credit
card processing, merchant account, advanced Web site monitoring and etc. They are not,
of course, covered by $10 a month charge.
The major limitation of using a Web Hosting company is that you don't have full control of
the web server and database server. You can't install, upgrade and configure the web server
to fit you specific needs, you can't use the programming languages you prefer. For instance,
most hosting companies don't support JSP (Java Server Page). The alternative option of
Web hosting is to use co-location service. You place or rent dedicated servers (physical
machines) at a hosting company's data center. You could have full control of the machines
without worrying about infrastructure of network connection and operations. Co-location
service usually cost about a few hundred dollars a month.
Building Web Hosting Infrastructure
For organizations, they have sufficient IT expertise, infrastructure, budget, and using
the Internet for both Internal and external Web presence, they will build the Web Hosting
infrastructure in house.
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