Low cost Linux virtual hosting
Linux is a free open source operating system based on the Unix operating system and is a popular alternative to others (such as Microsoft) due to it's versatility. Additionally, Linux servers which most often run a platform of Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python have become very popular with web developers and in turn many businesses have websites and systems run on this software. In fact, IBM has chosen Linux to be the operating system on their Sequioa supercomputer due to be unveiled in 2011.
Linux virtual hosting has emerged as a service for companies running their IT systems on the Linux platform. It offers them the opportunity to outsource their IT requirements to specialised hosting companies who run virtual servers - server machines which have been compartmentalised, with each compartment running its own operating system and acting as an individual server.
This can be a very low cost solution which can really benefit small to medium businesses who are trying to lower overheads as we emerge from the recent recession. Plus, the nature of the virtual hosting system and the Linux platform allow perfectly for scalability as your business grows. As your needs increase, your hosting company can increase the server space available and add extra software applications, updates etc as you require them.
Switchlink can offer you Linux server hosting from as little as £5.99 a month. Find out more on their website at www.switchlink.co.uk
Posted by: John Source