Many of the web hosting companies of today use the most popular versatile and powerful operating system (OS) known as Linux.

A Short History of Linux

Linus Torvalds, a computer systems engineer, is the one who created Linux. Torvalds made an updated operating system kernel based on the popular UNIX system as part of a part-time project, when he was still a computer science student in Finland, in 1991. This new operating system became amazingly famous, and went through countless modifications and spawned various permutations, like Google’s Chrome OS.

The standard Linux configuration for a web server is illustrated by the well-known acronym LAMP. LAMP stands for: Linux, Apache (the “web” component of your web server), MySQL (a database management tool that is making use of SQL or Structured Query Language), and PHP (PHP Hypertext Processor).

Linux Web Hosting Plans

Basic:

 Unlimited website disk space

 Unlimited bandwidth

 Can host 1 domain

 Unlimited subdomains

 With 5 FTP logins

 With 10 MySQL databases

 With a drag and drop site builder

 With 100 email accounts

Deluxe:

 Unlimited website disk space

 Unlimited bandwidth

 Can host unlimited number of domains

 Unlimited subdomains

 With 25 FTP logins

 With 25 MySQL databases

 With a drag and drop site builder

 With 250 email accounts

Ultra:

 Unlimited website disk space

 Unlimited bandwidth

 Can host unlimited number of domains

 Unlimited subdomains

 Unlimited FTP logins

 Unlimited MySQL databases

 With a drag and drop site builder

 With premium support

 With unlimited email accounts

Email Hosting Features that are offered with any of the offered plans:

 POP/SMTP

 Webmail

 Anti-spam filter

 Email Anti-virus

 Email forwarding

 Auto-responder

Marketing tools available for the plans offered:

 $100 Google AdWords Bonus

 $50 Bing or Yahoo! Search Marketing Credit

 $50 Facebook advertising

 Free YELLOWPAGES.COM listing

 Free toll-free phone numbers (US only)

Additional web hosting features included in any of the plans offered:

 DNS management

 Standard Forwarding

 Web analytics tools

 PHP5

 Perl/Python

 Password protected directory

 Custom error page

 SSL or Secure Socket Layer support

Free applications included in any of the plans offered:

 WordPress

 b2evolution

 Drupal

 Joomla

 PHPBB

 CubeCart

 Gallery

 Xoops

 Nucleus

 PHP-nuke

 Advanced Poll

 OSTicket

 Classifieds

Eco-friendly hosting features are also available in any of the plans offered:

 150% wind energy offset

 Wind-powered hosting badges

 High-efficiency servers

Linux Specific applications

Applications that use or need a linux-based server include SSH or Secure Shell, FrontPage Extensions, and Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules.

A linux account will be a good choice or solution if you are going to use Perl, PHP, CGI or Python scripting. Linux accounts make use of MySQL database and it is also ideal for those websites that that display information in a newsletter format, as brochure or as data sheets. Linux is greatly useful for “brochure-ware” sites that offer and provide interaction through online purchasing, enquiry forms and other e-commerce functions. If you are planning to use web application to podcast, blog, or create a shopping cart, check to see what the language the developers or creators used to make the application.

Linux is a free open source system, so web hosting companies or providers do not have to pay licensing fees for choosing to use Linux as their hosting server’s operating system or OS. With that, web hosting providers are able to offer cheaper or lower prices for this kind of web hosting service.

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