Most of the time, a website is part of a larger marketing strategy or it supports customer service and sales goals. As such, businesses often need other systems to integrate with their websites. These systems might include customer relation management systems (CRMs), accounting systems, credit card processing, lead management systems, or project management systems. With our Business & Requirements Analysis service, Internovations can help you identify and document your business needs, search for solutions, and implement said solutions.
Hosting and Server Assistance
Every website has to be hosted somewhere. “Hosting” simply means that the code and images that your website is comprised of, is placed on a server (a computer) that is connected to the internet. There are several hosting arrangements that all serve different purposes.
Shared Website Hosting
Shared website hosting is one of the most popular forms for hosting because it is inexpensive. In a shared hosting environment, hundreds or thousands of websites might be hosted on a single server. This is usually a satisfactory arrangement if your website does not receive a lot of traffic.
In a cloud hosting arrangement, your website is hosted on multiple servers that are spread across the nation or the world. Some cloud providers maintain servers on the East and West Coasts of the United States. Visitors to a cloud hosted website are directed to the server that is nearest to them. Additionally, you website is replicated across multiple servers so that if one server was to become inaccessible for some reason, people would be served your website by an alternate server.
Dedicated Website Hosting
With a dedicated hosting arrangement, a website is hosted on its own server. The server might be single physical computer, or it could be a virtual machine running on a very powerful hardware platform. In a dedicated environment, your site is guaranteed to have a certain amount of CPU power and memory available to it all times.
Server Ownership and Co-Location
Anytime you host a website with a hosting provider, there are limits on what you can do with their servers. Maybe you’re building a web application that needs lots or ram, multiple virtual machines, or dedicated database servers. If this is the case, then it might be time to consider purchasing your own servers. When you purchase your own servers, they can be configured in any manner that you need. You can run any operating system that you want, install software that you need, and of course your hardware is used only by your business. Co-location facilities are secure places where you can install your server in a rack and connect it to the internet. This can be the most expensive approach to hosting but sometimes the benefits are warranted.
Internovations can guide you through the maze of options and setup a hosting solution that perfectly matches your business requirements.
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