creating a website, you must have a computer that it is stored
on. This computer
is known as a server. The server is, usually, connected to a
high-speed internet connection and is on twenty four hours a
day. A server may
have multiple websites hosted on its hard drives. The speed of
website does not depend on one single item, rather a combination
of several factors. A few of the factors are explained below.
– The server processor is the motor of a computer. The faster
the better. Hard drives on these servers should be SCSI for the
fastest possible data access.
– Not only should the power supply be backed up, but all data
should be protected from the fearful crash.
– Having a high speed connection such as a T1 or better is
important, but have multiple connections is a must with Internet
– The servers operating system is the foundation of what a
person may or may not be able to do with their website.
The most popular software is Microsoft’s NT 4.0.
Unix and Linux have been popular, but limits the services
that may be provided. Associated with NT 4.0 is the Internet
Information Server that allows people to view your web pages.
There are innumerable web server software titles, but IIS
is the most popular with the most feature. Servers may also have
specialty software on it such as Front Page extensions, Cold
Fusion, ASP, Perl, Real Player, Chats, etc. This software allows
for greater flexibility with web hosting and web site features.
– most web hosts have a one size fits all server
configuration. This may be alright for the average site, but is
very limiting when creating an interactive web presence. When
choosing a host, you should be able to use, CGI, ASP, Front Page
2000 extensions, Cold Fusion, and Database Integration.
– Kelnet’s servers
are Dell PowerEdge dual PIII 500 machines equipped
with 512 MB RAM each and Ultra Wide LVD SCSI drives mirrored for
– Not only does Kelnet backup all data with mirrored hard
drives, Tape backups of production servers are made weekly for
disaster recovery. Also, manual backup of your website is
contained offsite. Finally, every server is supported with a UPS
backup for protected and uninterrupted power.
– Kelnet’s uplink
consists of dual T3s with multiple T1s for backup. A single T1
transfers data at 1500 kbs; while the average modem transfers
data at 52 kbs. A T3 is made up of 21 T1 lines.
– Kelnet has the following software and services loaded on its
servers: Windows NT Advanced Server 4.0, MS Internet Information
Server 4, Microsoft Index Server and Verity Collections, full
FTP unlimited access, Multiple FTP users, Web Trends site
statistic reports, full Front Page 98/2000 and InterDev support,
Microsoft Access support, Active Server Pages (ASP) support,
ActiveX DLLs and OCX registration, custom CGI scripts in ASP
(VBScript, JScript), C/C++, Visual Basic, Delphi, VJ++ (Java),
ColdFusion, Perl, FoxWeb, ODBC or direct access to any ODBC
compliant SQL database: MS Access, FoxPro, DB,
etc., Microsoft SQL Server, full Cold Fusion 4.01 support
including custom tag registration, FoxWeb support, Secure
Certificate Installation, PaymentNet support from ASP/ISAPI,
Cybercash 3.x and 2.x support, Ciao! chat server (multilingual
support is not included), and
StoreFront and Drumbeat support. In addition, we will configure
security access rights to meet your individual needs.