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Web Hosting

There is no right answer when it comes to hosting a FoxWeb site. The best solution depends on a number of factors that vary from case to case. Following are some of your options:

Hosting Your Own Internet Site
Most FoxWeb clients host their own sites on the Internet or intranet. FoxWeb can be hosted on any Windows™ based Web server that is hooked to the Internet. All you need is an Internet connection that is fast enough to serve your application's inbound and outbound traffic, as well as a static IP-address, so that browsers will be able to connect to your server. If you have a T1 or other fast connection you can easily host your own site. In many cases DSL and cable connections can also be used to host Web sites, but you need to make sure that your service agreement allows you to do so and that your ISP provides you with a static IP-address.

Hosting on a Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Hosting FoxWeb sites on a Virtual Private Server is an ideal option for small and medium-sized FoxWeb-based sites. Most hosting providers provide VPS services and prices have dropped to as low as $30 per month. If you choose to go with VPS hosting, make sure to select Windows as the operating system.

Co-location
With co-location instead of being offered space on a shared server, you are allowed to install your own server at the ISP's facility. This setup offers you full control over your server so you can remotely access the machine using tools such as pcAnywhere. ISPs usually provide emergency services, such as rebooting of the system in case of a crash and in some cases they also provide software installation services. The advantage of co-location is that it provides better security and control of your server. You will also have no trouble finding an ISP. A disadvantage is that co-location is usually more costly than hosting on a shared server. Many ISPs provide co-location services -- check with your local ISPs for pricing and other information.

Hosting on a shared server
If your needs do not warrant a dedicated server, you can have your site hosted on a shared server. Given the recent reductions in the price of Virtual Private Servers, this option is not as popular as it used to be. For additional details, please contact us at support@foxweb.com.



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