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Short Overview on Linux and Unix Web Hosting Services

Submitted By: Jeremy Calvey | Category: Choosing a Host | Total Views: 4477 | Word Count: 337

Published on June 18, 2010, read more web hosting articles here.


In web hosting field Linux and Unix are so popular for their balanced platform. These both operating system are the alternative type of system that provides hosting for small online businesses that run Linux and Unix applications on their machines.

Linus Torvalds developed Linux operating system as an alternative choice to other operating systems. Mostly the all versions are free of costs. In Linux operating system there are several types of operating systems are available like Cent OS, Fedora Core, Debian,Ubuntu, and Red hat.

A couple of years ago people thought, these both operating systems are only stand for professionals users, but things becomes now changed many of the small businesses, companies and even individual computer users also switched on the Linux and Unix operating system platform for its open source architecture, so this provide users more freedom to use. But Linux is popularly known for its use in servers and most of the desktop computer user prefers Microsoft Windows, However, the desktop users of Linux has increasing in recent years. For an example. Ubuntu Linux Distribution.

You may find many web hosting companies,who provides reliable Linux and Unix servers. Last few years the demand for these OS has grown widely. Maybe I am wrong but the Linux and Unix based servers get little bit lead over the other servers on the market. These two are not only famous for their open source but they are reliable and flexible.

Linux and Unix supports various types of application languages like users can run C, C++, Shell, Perl, TCL, Python, Java and PHP. Usually the databases available in UNIX are MY-SQL and MS-SQL. But it all depends on what kind of web hosting plan you select and which type of requirements demands your applications. Nowadays, these OS comes with its own web development module in some versions of Red hat Linux to build Website in simple way.

However, the Linux and Unix are the best choice for web hosting platform for those who are looking to start online business with low cost of rate.

About the Author
This article is contributed by Jeremy Calvey. Is a Article Write who write articles on various topics that include Linux VPS Hosting, Linux Reseller Hosting

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