Hardware / Software
‘The selection of the chosen hardware and software facilities has been fully justified
in relation to the solution developed’
Before you start implementing your work document the hardware, services and
software required for this project.
Hardware / services,
Modem, internet connection, ISP, web server, hard drive, memory, processor, VDU,
printer, scanner, firewall, phone connection
Macromedia MX, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver
Virus checker, firewall, spyware
Apache, PHP, PHPMyAdmin, MySQL
http://www.webmasterstop.com/48.html will help here.
Hardware / Services
The web server I will be using will be provided by http://www.easyhosting.net.
Easyhosting.net provides 10Mb of storage space and domain registration for two
years for a reasonable fee. This will restrict usage of large files such as images, it is
essential consideration is given to this limitation on my local machine. This will allow
full user testing of the system and give the Scunthorpe Poly CC web facilities after the
project has been completed. A provisional check of available website addresses shows
www.scunthorpepoly.co.uk as an available web domain. Details of this registration
process will be provided in the testing and user manual sections of this document.
Dreamweaver is the most suitable web authoring software to complete the SPCC
website. The ability to work with flash and fireworks will allow interactive
advertisements to be produced and images on the gallery to be optimised to reduce
overall file size. This will be extremely important on the home page (index.html)
which has a ’latest news banner ‘placed near the top, (see design index).