|The web site is the means of presenting the Glenister family history data to the internet, and needs to be managed to ensure that the information is available for visitors.
The site comprises four main elements:
- a hosting service provider
- a host operating platform
- a web server
- the web pages themselves
The site is hosted by Seem Internet Services, a UK company based in St Albans. They provide the elements of the host operating platform and the web server.
The host operating platform software is Microsoft Windows 2000.
The web server software is Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) version 5.0.
The web pages are Active Server Pages (ASP) coded in a combination of HTML and VBScript.
The databases are in Access 2003 format
I also use other web based services to deliver and manage the site.
The site search facility is provided by Atomz.com and is one of the easiest and most flexible search tools available.
The guest book facility is provided by Lycos and is also one of the easiest and most flexible tools I have found.
I use the site monitoring service from internetseer.com to alert me if the site is not available. Internetseer checks the site every hour, and sends me an email if the site is not available.
In June and July 2005 the site was receiving about 30 "real" visitors a day, and about 15 "other" visitors - search engines etc.