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Hosting

In order to provide Content Management capabilities to your website it needs to be hosted on a special environment that provides the CMS functionality. We create that hosting environment for you when we install your website.

However, the expected website traffic would determine which hosting environment to use: shared or dedicated.

Shared or Dedicated Hosting?

As a rule of thumb we consider the following figures to determine whether to use shared or dedicated hosting:

  • If the site is expected to have less than 40,000 hits a day and less than 200MB a day in file transfers, the site can be placed on a shared environment.
  • If the site is expected to have more than 40,000 hits a day or 200MB in file transfer and less than 200,000 hits a day and 1GB a day in file transfers, the site should be placed on a dedicated server.
  • If the site is expected to have more than 200,000 hits a day or 1GB a day in file transfers, more advanced solutions should be considered, like multy processor servers or load balancing systems.

In many cases the only way to determine these figures is by testing. A new site would probably be safe on a shared hosting. Then if the traffic of the site builds up it should be moved to a dedicated hosting.