Web Development

Web development is a broad term that incorporates all areas of developing a web site for the World of Internet ranging from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.

Now-a-days, many systems are available to the public free of charge to aid in web development (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc.) There are other easy to use web development software, most prominently Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver.

E-commerce has transformed the way of shopping and bargainig with sites such as eBay, Amazon.com and Buy.com (among many, many others). Another good example of transformative communication led by web development is the blog. Web applications such as WordPress and b2evolution have created easily implemented blog environments for individual Web sites. Open source content systems such as Xoops, Joomla, and Drupal have extended web development into new modes of interaction and communication.

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own websites accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.

The scopes of hosting services vary widely. The most basic is webpage and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web “as is” or with little processing. A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, and ASP.NET). These facilities allow the customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For e-commerce, SSL is also required. There are different types of web hosting services, some of which being Free web hosting service, Shared web hosting service, Reseller web hosting, Virtual Dedicated Server, Dedicated hosting service, Colocation web hosting service and Clustered hosting.

Software reliability is one of a number of aspects of computer software which can be taken into consideration when determining the quality of the software. With software embedded into many devices today, software failure has caused more than inconvenience. The factors which go into making a software reliable include detailed knowledge of the requirements of the client, designing a structured program with breaking a large program down into many smaller programs, such that those smaller pieces together do the work of the whole program, a complete understanding of a program’s overall structure and functionality and performing manual or automated tests to determine if the program fulfills its behavioural requirements.