The is great potential of meeting clients online thus the reason why most businesses are acquiring websites as marketing tools for their businesses. Most of the businesses that are currently acquiring websites in a big way are the small businesses mostly referred to as SMEs so as to increase their sales volumes, besides these the businesses may not have a fully functioning IT department thus the need to pass the responsibility to IT firms at a considerable price. Web stacks used for different platforms are Apache, MySQL and PHP both for Linux and Microsoft Windows. WAMP is the web stack for Microsoft Windows while LAMP is for Linux operating systems.
By following instruction on the onscreen of WAMP you successfully install it. 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. The third step will be to create a HTML page then the next step will be to configure it with MySQL which is found on phpMy Admin. The page is made public through configuring it with Apache then create a domain name. When hosting a website in a Linux machine you are required to install a LAMP software, secondly you are required to confirm that your PHP server works accordingly, thirdly you should check if MySQL is up and running, if it is not please restart MySQL server. The fourth step will be to configure the domains – DNS to a specific IP, finally configure Apache for a convenient web address such as www.example.com.
Hosting websites is recommendable to be done by professionals despite walking you through on how to host your website because of a number of reasons. The factors holds the authenticity of your website. Hosting a website will require power supply 24/7 throughout the year to ensure that your website in accessible and does not go down. If you happen to host your website it will increase you electricity bill in a big margin and a home generator con not keep up to the task in case there in a major electricity hitch as compared to the expensive stand by generators used by web hosting companies.
Contracting an Information Technology firm to host your website is also vital in the aspect of hardware and software maintenance. It will be impossible with time for you to do effective maintenance as well as attend other responsibilities ,also the contracted firm have qualified and experienced in handling hitches that may arise at any given time in a prudent manner. Hosting companies provide their services around the clock to ensure website access does not fail. Webhosting requires frequent DNS configuration and troubleshooting that may be stressful at time before resolving some anomalies, these can also require a lot of dynamic approaches that you may be limited to as an individual.