The process of building a company website – part 2: Choice of technology and contractor

12-05-2010, Category Web Design

Previous part of the article: part 1: Planning Choice of technology Entrusting an interactive agency with the task of choosing the right technology is only seemingly the best solution. Having received no particular details from the client, the contractor would feel fully free in designing the website. However, such a solution might mean that the agency would choose the best technology for itself and not for its customer. The key decision to make is to choose the appropriate operating system – Windows or Linux. As far as PCs are concerned the situation is rather clear (see usage share of operating systems) but utterly different rules apply to web servers. The difference between Windows-based servers and those using Linux lies mainly in the costs. Microsoft licenses and certificates...