We live in a world where everything is about short cuts, DIY, or doing it the easy way.
Companies like Wix are in the business of selling their customers the DIY set up and market it as an all inclusive solutions to everyone's problem. However, there is a major drawback which they will never tell you about.
Just ask yourself if companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook or any major organization is using Wix or any type of pre-canned or templated solution that comes out of the box with little enhancements that doesn't require some sort of expertise?
The answer simply is -- No! Now you ask - Why?
The Internet today is made up of an ever evolving and complex eco-system of data, code and technology. Everyday we work towards making things faster, better and more innovative. What may have been the trend a year ago, may be obsolete today.
Just over 10 years ago, watching full length movies on the internet was never an option nor did any one ever think it would the norm like it is today. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon all serving gigs over gigs of data for movies. We are now watching HD over the internet and can serve more and more. DVD's, CD's, etc are all a thing of the past due the ever evolving and enhancements of technology.
How Websites Evolved Into a highly complex Eco-System
Websites are all a part of this evolution. Everything is done online today from banking, shopping to traveling but along with the convenience and luxury of accessing everything 24/7 comes a sohpisticated infrastructure of programming, security and data schematics. There is a huge inventory of platforms, applications and systems that have pro's and con's depending on the implementation. One may be the best solution for a specific use case but could be the worst for another.
There are many things to consider when building an internet property as they have become digital real estate that require proper planning and execution.
|Operating Systems||Windows, Linux, Unix, Apache, Unbutu, Red Hat, Fedora, FreeBSD are server operating systems that are the very foundation of a website|
|Platforms||Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, Magento, CakePHP, OScommerce, OpenCart, ZenCart, etc. are all CMS, ecommerce platforms. Each has their own structure, schematics and use specific technologies|
|Security||SHA-1, SHA-2, RSA, MD5 are all encryption technologies that allows data to be secured when it is passed over the internet making it nearly impossible to be intercepted by malicious intend.|
|Data Structure||Your data is practically how your website operates. Most websites today are all dynamic and run off databases. How you structure the data will be important to security and speed. Database technologies such as Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, etc are all options.|
|Integrations||Will you integrate different platforms or systems to work with your website. A lot of popular enterprise software now build API's that allow to hook into their systems and exchange data and functionality.|