- What type of server should I have my website hosted on?
- If I use Microsoft Expression® to format my HTML documents but host my site on a UNIX server will I be abe to take advantage of the Expression® Web Publishing Wizard?
- Do you offer Expression® support on your UNIX servers?
- Are there any other differences between hosting a site on a UNIX vs. a Win2000 server?
This depends on how your site is built. If any of the following is true, you should host your site on a UNIX-based server.
- My site utilizes CGI or Perl scripts(counters, guestbooks, forms-to-email etc.).
- My site require username/password protected areas.
- My site require an anonymous FTP area.
- I require telnet access to my server.
- I want to take advantage of the logging and script Installation features of my netConsole web-based control panel.
On the other hand if these statements are closer to the truth, a Windows 2000-based server will provide a better hosting solution for your site.
- My site uses Microsoft® Access
- My site uses Microsoft® SQL databases
- My site uses Active Server Pages
- My site uses Visual Basic Scripts
- My site uses Cold Fusion
2. If I use Microsoft Expression® to format my HTML documents but host my site on a UNIX server will I be abe to take advantage of the Expression® Web Publishing Wizard?
Yes. You can now easily use Expression on your Unix Hosting account through the netConsole.
- Email Section - allows you to administer all your email accounts as well as auto-responders and list-servers.
- Package Installer Section - eases the installation of CGI and Perl scripts(which do not run well on NT servers).
- CGI Troubleshooter Section - is designed to detect, and in most instances, correct errors in a CGI script's programming, installation, and configuration settings.
- Usage Logs Section - allows you to view a graphical analysis of your sites monthly traffic as well as download compressed or uncompressed versions of your log file.