There are many aspects that need to be considered in building and publishing your own website. In general, you can roughly divide it into two parts; the design process and getting your website online. Design basically involves planning and making the beta version of the web. Publishing, on the other hand involves more technical parts like hostings and updating the web. But have you considered database web hosting for your website? This article looks into some of the things to consider regarding this matter.
First of all, you need to identify your aim of building a website. For instance, is it just for fun, or is it for serious business? If it is just for fun, a static website would do just fine. However, most businesses require dynamic website where there will be frequent updates and many information (like customer and stock) that need to be stored somewhere. Websites that use content management system, or usually referred to as CMS, need database to store the information by the users. However this will mainly be the concern for the developer as the users can change or add web contents through the editor.
Now, the database web hosting is the term used where database is provided as part of the offered service. The database may be included in the package at no cost but other hosting may ask for extra charge. As a subscriber, you can edit the content either online or locally. There are many types of database available; only a few are open source and others offered by certain company.
When you decide which database should you use, look out for these considerations – does your website has high or low traffic? Is money a limiting factor (you may need to consider lower cost database if it is)? And lastly but not least, is the hosting runs on Windows platform or Linux-based? Considering these factors could help you find the right database that you really need.