How to Select a Virtual Hosting Server Platform

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Article by Ken K.K. Lau

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On the market today, there are a variety of virtual server platforms to choose from. According to Netcraft, the most popular server platform and include:

UNIX and Linux platforms running Apache server (60.17%) Windows NT/2000 platform for running Internet Information Server (IIS) (30.78%) Other positions include the virtual server, SunONE, Zeus, Weblogic, iPlanet…. and so on. In a wide range of popular Apache (market share of nearly 60%) and Microsoft’s IIS (30%), you can find most of the almost virtual hosts are in support of both virtual server and platform.

Like all of the computer operating system must be installed (such as WinXP or Win2000) to work correctly. Similarly, all the virtual server operating system also needs to carry out different functions of the host, and a different virtual server on the use of a different operating system (that is, the so-called platform). One of the most common UNIX platforms, including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Linux. Among them is Linux virtual hosts are the most popular support for the platform. In another virtual host market share increasing popular platform is Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2003.

There are so many different server platforms to choose from, how your site for you to choose the appropriate virtual host it?

If your site is only an ordinary web page (that is, HTML file), then any virtual server platform can do. However, if your site is dynamic pages, for use CGI technology, PHP technology or SSI technology. Under these circumstances, UNIX server platform is an ideal choice. On the other hand, if you need to use specific Windows applications such as ASP, ASP. NET, Cold Fusion, Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQLServer database, and so on, then you need to be able to find a platform to support Microsoft WindowsNT hosting business.

As the number of free open source software (open source software programs) is only applicable to UNIX systems. Therefore, UNIX platform than the cost of hosting the Windows platform more low-cost virtual host.

Once you have decided to design a Web site used by the virtual server platform, you can find your site in line with a demand for the characteristics of the virtual host.

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