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Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Pros of Linux Server

One of the decisions you’ll need to make when choosing a web hosting package is whether to go for a Windows Server or a Linux server.

Here are some of the advantages of going down the Linux route.

Linux is an open source operating system, essentially meaning it is free for the end-user. This means there are no licensing costs associated with a Linux server solution, though there are still ongoing web hosting and support costs.

As well as the cost advantage, the Linux hosting servers have a deserved reputation for stability: they rarely need a reboot, tending just to run and run, coping with multiple processes for days on end. One company recently reported “100 percent uptime” with Linux and that “management noticed the difference”.

Fans of Linux servers also stress that they have a strong security record, being integrally more resistant to the types of intrusion and virus problems that can afflict some Windows Servers.

Another reason for choosing a Linux server is related to the software packages it hosts, such as Apache web server and MySQL for databases. These programmes are, like Linux itself, open-source, again keeping costs down. They are also the stock in trade of web developers the world over, which means that your website will always be sure of strong development and support in the future.

Finally, if you choose a Linux server professional hosting package with CWCS, you will get the Joomla CMS and WordPress blogging packages installed as part of the deal.

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