Website Technologies - Website Planning

Website planning needs to consider what website technologies the site will require or incorporate.

Ask yourself, "What website technologies do I need?"

What Website Technologies Do I Need?

The website technologies required will depend on the type of website you are building and what type of audience you have decided to target and accommodate.

Website Planning for Sites Involved in Ecommerce

Website planning with regards to Ecommerce would have to consider website technologies such as shopping carts, secure servers, customer payments and shipping issues.

Website Planning - Communication Website Technologies

Website technologies for communication with the target audience would include email, auto responders, email forwarding, mailing lists, guestbooks, forums, bulletin boards, chatrooms and/or blogs.

Website Planning - Advanced Website Technologies

Advanced website technologies may be at an additional cost. The type of database, web programming type and whether FrontPage extensions are used can all affect the cost of website hosting.

Website Planning - Website Graphics

The size and type of website graphics used on a website may not exactly fit in the website technology catagory as far as a technical issue but if the website uses a lot of images then a large amount of webspace will be required. Images use a lot of bandwidth so having the technology to reduce/optimize images does come into play.

Website Planning - Webspace Host Operating System

Once the website technologies are decided on that will be incorporated into the website you will have to look for a web host that has the correct type of operating system. Website technologies such as PHP and MYSQL usually are used on a Lynx operating system. Where as ASP, SQL, .Net and Front Page extensions are Microsoft specific technologies and are usually on a Windows based server.

All of the above influence the type of audience you target, affect your hosting costs.

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What website technologies are required to accommodate your target audience?.