One single brand that has made a mark in the consumer electronics industry and has eventually become synonymous with computers virtually is Microsoft Windows. This operating system has greatly conquered the consumer OS market since 80s. Today all software generally comes with a Windows version, while many software titles are specifically designed to be compatible with the Windows platform. Pioneering the upheaval of WYSIWYG (What You Is What You Get) operating systems, Windows has stupendously dominated the personal computer industry. However, it is not the same case in the web hosting industry as well.
When it comes to web hosting, wherever you turn, you will find plentiful of hosting companies offering Linux (Unix-based) web hosting packages. Many of them do not even have Windows plans on offer. Now you must be wondering why it so popular?
Linux is one of the two primary methods offered by web hosting companies, the other one being Windows. Each of these operating systems has its own benefits and drawbacks that one has to choose depending upon ones company requirements. Choosing a Linux web hosting plan requires you to take into account certain vital elements for optimisation, including email ids, a control panel, backup, statistics, web mail and FAT accounts.
Linux has proved very beneficial for business professionals in large corporation houses in the recent past. Linux is available in different versions, also known as flavours. Linux is widely distributed amongst its users with the intension to accommodate their needs at different levels. For instance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is generally used to take care of the most powerful dedicated servers and virtual private server hosting plans, habitually used by large corporations and their networks of websites. Being an open source operating system the Linux is, the corporations can outsource in-house Internet experts and web developers to give instant support and ongoing application development to cater to the growing needs of the business. These days, a majority of large business houses use this customised operating system based on the eight enterprise distribution of Linux.