Linux Dedicated Server Hosting
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Frequently Asked Questions
Below are common questions related to dedicated Linux hosting.
While Windows owns the desktop OS market, Linux is the operating system of choice for servers worldwide. In fact, more than 96% of the top million sites in the world run on Linux, and 90% of cloud infrastructure is Linux-based.
Why? Because Linux is powerful, open-source and lightweight. This means that instead of being locked into a proprietary framework, Linux can be modified to fit any use case. Its focus on minimal code for maximum results, meanwhile, makes it an ideal choice for website servers since it leaves the majority of server resources free for non-OS functions.
The cost of Linux hosting is more than shared or VPS hosting, but often less than Windows dedicated hosting since Linux is an open-source software solution.
Both Windows and Linux are computer operating systems. The biggest difference is Windows’ market share — the vast majority of companies use Windows as their desktop operating system. When it comes to servers, meanwhile, the simple and lightweight nature of Linux combined with its many OS types, also known as distributions or “distros” makes it a great option for website hosting and data storage.
From Ubuntu to Fedora to Arch, Mageia and Bodhi Linux, you’ve got choice.
Getting started with Linux dedicated hosting is easy with Hotwire. First, choose the plan that best meets your needs. If you’re just getting your site off the ground, a Starter or Personal plan may work best. If you’re growing your business and need to ramp up power and performance, opt for Business or Enterprise plans.
With your plan in place, take control of your server and customize it to meet your needs. Have questions? Check out our in-depth help center database or get in touch for full support.
We’re here to help! If you decide that you’d like to switch server OS, we can assist in making that switch in a timely matter. Just contact our support team to get the process started!
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