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Hosting Database Capacity

Remember we said there are a few important aspects to keep in mind for your hosting. Not sure what all these aspects are? Read more on them in our blog about Hosting.

Today, we will take a quick look at your database capacity. Why it’s important to keep this in mind and how to ensure you have enough capacity.

Database – What it is and Why it’s important?

A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. Where databases are more complex they are often developed using formal design and modelling techniques.



So, this means that Storage Size and the database is interlinked with each other. They have great influence on each other. The database is therefore a place where your data is stored and accessed. It’s a small part of the server, where multiple websites are hosted. 


It’s important to understand the capacity of your database. As the data composition of a database changes constantly. The required storage size of your database will therefore change.

Remember, databases is not static. As soon as your database get’s deployed, it constantly changes. You update, load, reorganize and/or delete an ongoing basis. Data may also be replicated to and from the database, on a regular basis.

Database Capabilities

So, the size, capabilities and performance of a database is growing with the increase in technology progress.

With the latest SSD (Solid State Drive) technology, database performance is improved by ensuring that processing times are faster. This allows for websites to processed faster. SSD’s also contribute to the response time of a database to allow websites (hosted on the server/database) to be displayed faster.

This allows for a website to  process faster. SSD’s also contribute to the response time of a database to allow a website (hosted on the server/database) to display faster.

Database Challenges

A database profile is the amount of traffic a database handles. It also show the pattern of usage over time. So there is three main challenges when it comes to databases that you need to remember;

  1. Application-related Challenge: each application has a unique database usage profile. So for example; number of users and activity hours may have a significant aspect. Some applications may heavily rely on local caches, while others require intense database activity for each and every user action. So keep this in mind if you require a website with user accounts/profiles on your database.
  2. Maintenance-related Challenge: Different Maintenance task are run by the database manager (our server guru) to ensure that databases are secure. Some of these maintenance tasks are automated and scheduled, while others are performed ad hoc.
  3. Database-related Challenges: There are different databases that all display different behaviour when working with the same application. The standard, most well-known database is SQL (which is what we use on our servers). But there are multiple database types, SQL, NoSQL, API’s etc.

The important thing to remember is that a higher usage volume on your website (ex. A university with thousands of student accounts on their website back panel) will require more resources.  So you need to set a goal for your website / hosting (what you want to achieve through acquiring this product) before your acquire a hosting package.

Want to know how to get hosting?

Here’s a quick run down of how to open a hosting account and get a hosting package set-up.

Go to the product page 

  1. Select your desired product
  2. Choose your domain
  3. Select Continue (at the bottom of the page)
  4. Check that you billing cycle is correct (Monthly / Annually)
  5. Select continue
  6. Select Checkout
  7. Complete your billing info or select already registered and enter your registration details
  8. Select Complete Order
  9. You ill be redirected to an invoice
  10. Here you are able to select PAYMENT METHOD
    1. Payfast
    2. Bank Transfer
  11.  As soon as payment is received, the order will automatically be approved, authorized and released so that your hosting can be created.


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