January 4th, 2012 // 3:50 pm @ paulyu
VPS are indispensable to the IT operations of many systems. The reason being its cost effective nature when compared to a dedicated server and the fact that the IT needs of small and medium businesses can be effectively and efficiently be met with it. However, there are challenges that comes in different ways and modes, when it comes to choosing UK VPS hosting, but selecting the best operating system for the server seems to be the most challenging of the challenges..
There are different kinds of operating systems being used by computer user all over the world. Choosing from the vast array of operating systems available such as Macintosh operating system, Linux operating system, Windows operating system among others, is solely the decision of the computer owner to make. The suitability of some operating systems to some computing tasks than others is simply due to their strength and their weaknesses.
The choice of the good operating system is one of the software requirements of virtual servers and it is the backbone of a successful virtual server. As long as virtual servers are concerned, Linux servers seems to be the best. This is due to many reasons, the first reason being that Linux operating systems happens to be the operating system that is the most widely used all over the world. It has been observed that Linux operating systems are the most stable and most dependable of operating systems all over the world, thus the reason for the trend is not farfetched.
Using a Linux operating system helps companies and individuals to cut down on their spending, because it is a known fact that you can get Linux operating system for free. Thus many hosting companies and their clients are turning to Linux operating systems for the Linux Virtual servers. In addition, Linux operating system is being used by many top echelon computing business companies such as IBM and this is an indication of the level of suitability of Linux operating systems to the IT requirements of companies.
Of all the versions of Linux operating system available in the world, a Linux server simply needs to have one version installed. The type of the virtual server being made would determine, the kind of Linux operating system that would be installed, either the Standard version or the Enterprise level version. The Enterprise level is the preferred option if the server being made is to be used by a web hosting company and it is expected to host many different sites. For a small business that needs to own its virtual server which would be used to meet the web hosting requirements of the company the Standard level is obviously the preferred choice.
The major differences, between the standard level and the Enterprise level is that the Standard level has fewer capabilities, and it is also simpler and easier to use when compared to the Enterprise level.