Today a lot of businesses are using websites as marketing tools thus the reason of each and every business finding the need to have a website so as to meet new clients online and increase their market share. As most of the small businesses are acquiring websites they may not have very well equipped information technology departments thus the need to contract an IT firm that can host and maintain their website at a considerable fee. Web hosting is done under two categories which may be hosted within a Microsoft windows and Linux platforms as well as look into installation and use Apache, MySQL and PHP – AMP web stacks. WAMP is the web stack for Microsoft Windows while LAMP is for Linux operating systems.
WAMP is simply installed by following onscreen instructions. Once installation of WAMP in complete a www.directory is created in the local disk and some HTML and PHP file are in the subdirectories. After that create a HTML page that you should configure with MySQL found at phpMyAdmin. Make the page site public through configuration of Apache file then create a domain name. When hosting a website in a Linux operating system install a LAMP software then check if PHP server is good after that make sure that MySQL server is up and running and if nor reboot the server . Configure the DNS to a specific IP then configure Apache to a web address.
It is not advisable to host your website compare to contracting a hosting company despite giving you an idea of how to host your website. The credibility of your website may rely between hosting you website or not. To ensure that your website is accessible through out you will require electricity supply throughout. Hosting a website will also increase your power bill drastically and whenever there is a major power breakdown your home generator may not be sufficient enough to run for a long time compared to the standby generators used by IT firms which are also very expensive to acquire.
Another advantage for contracting hosting companies is that they will maintain the websites hosting hardware and software. By contracting a hosting company it is beneficial to you in the aspect that you can attend on other issue while on the other hand the hosting service providers takes up the task of managing the website since their staff are skilled and experienced. Hosting companies are alert all through to ensure the website is accessible all through. Hosting a website can be stressful during resolving inconsistencies that require different approaches and also undertaking DNS and troubleshooting exercises frequently.