PostgreSQL is a database software program that supports the Structured Query Language
(SQL) , but adds its own unique extensions to create a unique SQL server language.
PostgreSQL is typically used with Linux or UNIX operating systems. PostgreSQL hosting
is where a database server that uses PostgreSQL is located off site at a hosting
company. The hosting company provides access to the Internet and leases the use
of the PostgreSQL server.
PostgreSQL Hosting Support
The Internet has substantially increased the demand for PostgreSQL hosting as more
companies look to make their databases available to customers, vendors and employees.
This also requires that the PostgreSQL server be available 24/7 so the choice of
PostgreSQL hosting provider is critical as well. Unfortunately trying to find a
PostgreSQL hosting provider that is qualified is difficult.
PostgreSQL Hosting Issues
It is very important you get the database server configured correctly the first
time. This configuration will determine how well the database performs, how easy
it will be to increase the throughput, and how easy it will be to back-up. To achieve
this your PostgreSQL hosting provider must be familiar with the requirements of
PostgreSQL. Many hosting providers are familiar with web hosting, but have little
experience with PostgreSQL hosting, particularly in complex clusters. A database
is much more dynamic than a web site, so your PostgreSQL hosting provider must be
There can be great value to having a database available on the Internet, but only
if your PostgreSQL hosting provider can properly configure and maintain it.