Hosting websites and applications with a Linux Server provides a robust and secure environment to serve up web pages to your customers.
Linux, the most common type of UNIX is an open source Operating System. With no licensing costs, it has grown to be the platform of choice for many webmasters today. The OS itself has a very small footprint and not as resource hungry as other Operating Systems. Depending on the applications and services, Linux Server hardware requirements are not as stringent, resulting in cheaper hosting options.
The Apache HTTP Server is the world’s most widely used web server software serving content for most websites across all domains. Although it’s available on other Operating Systems, it is commonly used on a Unix –like system, usually Linux. The Apache Server is the key component in laying the foundation for your website.
You can choose from all the popular Linux Server Operating Systems distributions including, but not limited to, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. Standard web server configurations with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) offer a complete platform for hosting your website. Manage your server and websites with easy-to-use control panels and web management tools such as Parallels Plesk and cPanel. These robust management and maintenance tools have been developed for Linux servers to provide easier administration. cPanel and Plesk are designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. Administrators can manage new websites, reseller accounts, email accounts and DNS entries through a graphical interface.
Add Monitoring services to your server to alert of potential problems. Prevent latency and mitigate downtime with PING and HTTP monitors.
Linux Server hosting has become the de facto standard in website hosting. Enterprise level hardware is used for all deployments configured with redundant components to prevent hardware failures.
Enterprise level hardware is used for all deployments configured with redundant components to prevent hardware failures.
Example Configuration of a Linux Hosting Solution: