The industry of television broadcasting is changing. After the explosion of channels following the arrival of cable TV, content distribution toward the Internet poses new challenges to the industry. At the same time, new workflows based on standard IT practices are emerging.
Choosing the adequate solution for your web hosting needs is a complex problem. The convergence of individual and enterprise needs for database driven web content leads to the democratization of higher-end web hosting solutions.
This is a quick guide to help you choose the right hosting solution. A first diagram outlines the hosting provider’s responsibility versus the customer’s responsibility. A second one summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the different web hosting solutions.
A cluster is a group of two or more independent servers operating as a single system. Using a cluster has some benefits like an increased availability and improved performance under high load for your web solution. Moreover, building a cluster can be done with commodity hardware.
A virtual private server (VPS) is a web hosting product siting between the shared web server and the dedicated server. This virtual server is hosted on a physical server typically running a hypervisor. A VPS can run its own operating system with custom settings, configuration and services.
A LiveCD is a complete, bootable and operational operating system on a distributable medium. LiveCD have the ability to run a complete operating system without the need for a permanent storage like a hard disk drive. The CentOS LiveCD, based on CentOS 5, is available on both i386 and x86_64 architectures.
Choosing the adequate solution for your web hosting needs is a complex problem. Enterprise-class web hosting requires the use of a database back-end to provide dynamic content and store customer information. While traditionally single page hosting was sufficient for a personal web page, databases are now a requirement to provide rich and dynamic content. Different web hosting solutions are available. We explore the different possibilities to help you make the right decision.read more
The industry of television broadcasting is changing. After the explosion of channels following the arrival of cable TV, content distribution toward the Internet poses new challenges to the industry. Multiple formats are required as format standardization has not happened yet on this platform. At the same time, new workflows based on standard IT practices are emerging: server virtualization, data storage, networking, etc.read more
Computing has been a passion for me since the age of 13. My interest for this field grew when I discovered the Linux operating system 16 years ago. I learned the value of experience and knowledge sharing from my involvement in the OpenSource movement. I now work in the broadcasting sector, which is undergoing rapid changes due mainly to the IT world breakthrough in this environment once highly specialized.read more