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Requirements of a website

Learning Intentions

  • Understand the hardware and software requirements for building a website

  • Be able to compare third party services to host a website

Success Criteria

  • I can explain the requirements of a website
  • I can compare different hosting services

Last lesson

  • In the last lesson we looked at web servers.
  • Web servers are piece of specialist software that can receive a request and return a response in the form of HTML code.
  • The hardware requirements of hosting a website is also made up of networks and physical computers such as server computers.

What do we require to create a website?

  • But what about the development of websites?
  • Well, as a matter of fact, it’s very easy to develop websites and all that is needed in term of software is an operating system (Windows, macOS or Linux), a text editor, some web server software (such as Apache or NginX) and a browser (to test the website).
  • In this classroom we each have Raspberry Pi computer that is connected to a web server.
  • To be able to transfer files to the teacher's Raspberry Pi, you have been set up with a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) account that allows you to access part of my computer.

A list of requirements for developing and hosting a website

  • Hardware:
    • Networking – switches, routers
    • A server computer
  • Software:
    • Web server software (Apache, NginX, IIS, VWS)
    • An operating system capable of hosting websites such as Windows, macOS or Linux
    • A text editor such as Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit, Atom, VSCode etc

A list of requirements for accessing a website

  • Hardware:
    • A computer system
  • Software:
    • A desktop operating system (for example Windows, macOS or Linux)
    • A browser

Today’s task is to look up three different web hosting services
When you have found three, list them and compare them in terms of:

  • Features
  • Price
  • Reviews/quality


Your task

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Requirements of a website
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08:56 | 21-05-2024
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