After making some comparisons, it really comes down to the purpose of use for each operating system as well as the size of your business. For smaller businesses as well as beginners, Ubuntu is a safe choice. Given their huge user base, Ubuntu has a wealth of online resources, tutorials, and online forums, along with a large community of open source developers. This makes finding solutions to problems much easier.
Being in the business of risk management, business continuity and resiliency is critical in our space. This is a key reason why we chose Sozo Hosting. Their robust systems integration and data backup practices brought us back online quickly when we recently experienced a catastrophic system outage that was no fault of Sozo. Their focus on our business and the service they provide has been far greater than any other hosting company we have ever worked with. Sid Feagin
The first decision to make is whether you want a Linux or Windows operating system to run on your dedicated server. Most hosts give you a choice while some specialize in one or the other. Which one is right for you depends on what kind of languages or databases you plan on using. If you’re still unsure, we like to say there’s a 99.9% chance you should go with a Linux dedicated server.
Liquid Web offers three tiers of managed services, ranging from self-managed to fully managed, where technicians manage a customer’s hardware and web server and supply best-effort support for third-party software. Core-managed dedicated server plans cover server infrastructure, hardware, and core elements of the LAMP stack, while self-managed plans only cover the hardware and infrastructure.
Being an open source, what lacks in CentOS is its branding and artwork due to copyright distribution laws. But, in spite of it, many Red hat developers still work on CentOS. CentOS is not involved in legal issues unlike Red Hat Linux, i.e. Red Hat is a licensed version and is available only to paid subscribers and it releases its source code under the general public license.
Dedicated web servers are for those who want all the power to themselves without having to share any of it with other users and their customers. Dedicated hosting, as opposed to shared hosting, is a hosting solution that's all yours. In a shared hosting environment, you share a server's resources with other users with running on their own virtual servers and sharing the hardware resources. With a dedicated solution, you get your own Linux dedicated server with all of its resources to use as you please for your website. That means all the bandwidth, RAM, CPU, and data transfer are all yours. Essentially you're renting a complete server from us.