In one of our earlier posts, we had discussed the advantages of the Linux and Windows operating systems for servers. Today, we’ll look at the advantages of the Linux-based dedicated server more closely.
- Low costs: Being an open-source software, Linux is a good option for server owners looking at a low-cost option for their dedicated servers. The hosting cost is automatically reduced as Linux asks for no licensing fees.
- Support for scripting languages: If your website(s) needs PHP, MySQL, or Perl, you have to go for Linux. Windows does not offer support for these scripting languages.
- Easy conversion: Many servers try their hands at the Linux software first as it comes cheap and it lets you convert your websites to Windows easily.
- Scalability: Linux is said to be very accommodative of the increasing needs of servers. Its scalability, along from its cost, makes Linux a lucrative option.
- Support for relational databases: Linux provides support for the mSQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases.
- Reliability: Linux offers a highly reliable service compared to other operating systems.
- Security: The Linux operating system is considered to be more secure for servers in comparison to other websites.
More often than not, website and server owners stick to Linux once they have tasted it. Linux works best for any server owner who is looking at an inexpensive, reliable, and secure model of web hosting. Only some special requirements that cannot be met by Linux trigger their choice of other operating systems. It does not support several high-end features and applications, thereby pushing away people to more expensive options.