Database hosting is providing an optimized and managed server for operating a relational database. Any host is enabled to run a web server, mail server, file share and file-based application but such hosting is different from others as they demand specific hardware and configurations to correctly support the database.
Data Base Hosting Overview
Optimization of input-output is done for specific database and storage platform. A database hosting provider recognizes the need to properly configure RAID levels, volumes and file layout for most favourable performance, growth and elasticity.
With the use of certified versions of operating systems, database support licenses are valid. In case of up gradation, the host ensures that it is not done to an unsupported version that would nullify the support agreement. With recoverable backup option, special procedure is followed by the hosting provider based on recovery requirements.