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					What is Linux Web Hosting?
When you search for a web hosting company, you often find the word "Linux
Web Hosting". If you are a little technical person then you might know
what is linux web hosting. In this article, I am going to give you
details about Linux web hosting.
What Is Linux?
To understand about Linux web hosting, you need to understand what is
Linux? In simple words, Linux is an operating system just like Windows
98, Windows XP or Windows Vista. You can do your daily computer task by
installing Linux on your system.
History
Linux is a Unix like operating system. Linux was developed by Linus
Torvalds in 1991. Torvald wanted to make a non-commercial replacement of
Minix. Eventually, he came up with Linux kernel. A kernel is a core part
of Linux operating system.
Free Source Code
Linux source code is freely available to everyone. Those who have slight
idea about Linux always misunderstand things. Linux itself may not be
free. The source code is free if you purchase any Linux distribution like
RedHat or Ubuntu. Linux might cost you but you will get a source code
free with Linux distribution. You are free to edit that source code as
long as you follow the guidelines under GNU's General Public License.
What You Will Get With Linux Web Hosting?
Now you know what Linux is. You need to understand what you will get with
Linux hosting and how Linux hosting works.
LAMP software bundle is used in any company providing Linux web hosting.
LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP/Perl/Python
Linux, you know, is an operating system. Apache is a web server. Like
Linux, Apache is also an open source project. Apache is widely used web
server. It's not that Apache only runs on Linux. For Windows also, Apache
is available. For serving HTML pages, web server is needed. Most Linux
shared hosting uses Apache to server pages.
MySQL is a database. MySQL provides multi users access to many databases.
For implementing an advance application, you need database access.
PHP/Perl/Python are programming language used for making very advance web
application. Most of Linux web hosting supports PHP. Perl and Python are
not supported by all web hosting providers. Only few web hosting
providers support Perl and Python language.
Windows Hosting Vs Linux Hosting
When you want to host your web site, you might be confused about whether
to choose Windows hosting or Linux hosting. There is not a major
difference between Windows hosting and Linux hosting.
Windows is a property of Microsoft. If you are going to use any Microsoft
applications like ASP.Net, Visual C++ or Frontpage, then it's advisable
that you use Windows hosting.
From performance point of view there is not much difference between
Windows and Linux hosting. Linux systems are more stable and less
vulnerable to security breach. So with Linux hosting, you can expect more
up time. Linux system runs for long time without rebooting. Windows need
frequent rebooting after upgrade.
Major difference comes in price. Linux hosting is cheaper than Windows
hosting. So if you are looking for cheap and reliable web hosting with no
special usage of any Microsoft application then you should choose Linux
web hosting.
DreamHost is a famous Linux web hosting provider. Check out detailed
DreamHost Review. With DreamHost Coupon, you will get hosting at very
attractive rate.

				
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