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Tips For Ideal OS Web Hosting

Aug 1, 2008
Have you completed designing your website? Yes, so now you are on the lookout for a web hosting company is not it? Remember, choosing the web hosting company at random will only create problem and empty your pockets. What should be done? Before choosing the web hosting company you have to chalk out a plan about the operating system that you require from the company. What does operating system mean?

Meaning of Operating System:

The operating system means the server that provides all the necessary aids required for providing your website the best possible services as per the design of your website. Which are the available servers? The commonly available servers are Windows, Linux and UNIX.

These along with the software that they are equipped with gives the maximum benefit to you. What facilities do the Windows provide? The windows are easy to operate for people who use their personal pc which is installed with any version of Windows like ME, XP, NT or similar system. In the same manner there are two other servers Linux and UNIX which are equipped with PHP, BSD which is available in two types that is free and open.

How to decide which operating system should be chosen? It depends on your need but you should also keep in mind that the hosting companies use the servers that is most in demand so if you try to choose any company explicitly you may have to forgo many facilities that are provided by the reputed companies and will have to opt for a company which in the long run may prove to be a disastrous choice. Then what is the best way out where a hosting company can be chosen which will provide all the facilities that are required?

Tips for Ideal OS in a Dedicated Web Hosting

What is dedicated web hosting? It means that the server will not be shared with anybody but the hosting company will allot the server in totality for your website. You will have full control over the server which will contain hardware required for your operating system.

The hosting company may also give additional service which will be free of cost. This way you can get more returns than your investment in the long run. What is the Operating System support available on dedicated web hosting? The basic operating system available on dedicated web hosting is open source operating system, net BSD, open BSD and free BSD. The added benefit is that all these systems are free of cost.

For a beginner it is best to choose the Windows as he will not have to worry about any technical language nor face the headache of maintaining and updating the UNIX system. But this is best if the website is for personal use.

What about the newbie who will install the website for business purpose? In that case it is better to choose the LINUX or the UNIX system which contains enough space to incorporate the expansion of the business in the long run. The technical support is also more advanced and the main advantage is, it is free of cost. So always choose the OS which is the most suitable for your website.
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Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of Hospedagemlocal hospedagem de site brazilian web hosting services.
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