This is why Microsoft joined forces with Red Hat in late 2015. We started by making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers, delivering integrated enterprise support across hybrid environments, collaborating on .NET for a new generation of applications, and more. Last year we announced that we would bring SQL Server to Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Since then we’ve continued to work together to bring these and other solutions – and, with it unmatched choice and flexibility – to our customers. In that spirit, with this week’s announcement a customer running OpenShift can use Linux and Windows containers together in a single cluster, they can use .NET Core 2.0 in a container on OpenShift, and SQL Server on either operating system and OpenShift, either on Azure or in their own datacenters. This just extends our customers’ ability to choose the right technology for the right job and have them work together. It is pretty cool to see this come to life, even if it was inconceivable not long ago.


Servers with the Windows operating system installed typically support only Windows or Microsoft-based technologies, including ASP.NET, MSSQL, MS Access, and Visual Basic. Windows is particularly useful for the gaming industry, in addition to other software and hardware compatibility. Windows can run on nearly any processor, while Linux is recommended to run with Intel processors. One thing to keep in mind as you shop for Windows hosting: The operating system chews through a lot of computing resources, so look for plans that don’t cut corners on RAM.
Because CentOS is the free version of Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), it does not come with any support by default, like you might expect from RHEL. That said, there are many third parties who are capable of supporting CentOS. Your hosting provider can certainly provide support for you, or if you need additional assistance, you can always contract with one of many third party management companies.
GalaxyVisions offers  network upgrades for customers who need more than standard 100 megabit per second connectivity. GV technicians will analyze your server's demand and response, and ports will be upgraded from megabit to gigabit as necessary.  In addition, GalaxyVisions can create a private high-speed network between all your systems hosted at GalaxyVisions. That way, your internal traffic from system to system will never be delayed because due to the public Internet.
Throughout most of the 1990's, tech pundits, largely unaware of Linux's potential, dismissed it as a computer hobbyist project, unsuitable for the general public's computing needs. Through the efforts of developers of desktop management systems such as KDE and GNOME, office suite project OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla web browser project, to name only a few, there are now a wide range of applications that run on Linux and it can be used by anyone regardless of his/her knowledge of computers. Those curious to see the capabilities of Linux can download a live CD version called Knoppix . It comes with everything you might need to carry out day-to-day tasks on the computer and it needs no installation. It will run from a CD in a computer capable of booting from the CD drive. Those choosing to continue using Linux can find a variety of versions or "distributions" of Linux that are easy to install, configure and use. Information on these products is available in our distribution section and can be found by selecting the mainstream/general public category.
Let’s rewind: Remember how you felt waking up the first morning after moving into a house that’s all yours, sans roommates? Every household decision was yours and yours alone to make — from how loud and late the music gets played to the alarm company you entrust your security to and whether to hire a maid and lawn service or do all domestic maintenance yourself.

Selling off some of your server resources is a quick, simple way to defray some of the higher costs of your new dedicated hosting plan. Resellers effectively sublease server space to others and control the prices and partitioned computing resources. Although most hosts tailor reseller plans around a virtual private server, or VPS, you can start reselling with a dedicated server if you ask nicely and do some digging.
CentOS is an abbrevation for Community ENTerprise Operating System. The source code for CentOS is based on the commercial distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). RHEL is a commercial based product, but it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. This allows CentOS developers to use a commercially built operating system freely because it is open source. CentOS' commercial backing increases the rate of updates released making it an extremely powerful, stable and secure operating system. These are just a few of the reasons why CentOS is one of the most popular choices among all of the available Linux OS variations.

This configuration includes fast processors, plenty of storage and unmatched reliability - enough to support small to medium applications, websites, mail servers and more. GV Starter plans feature servers with advanced AMD or Intel microprocessors, a variety of storage configurations and a minimum of 2 gigabytes of RAM. GV Starter plans also feature full root access and GalaxyVisions' Core Managed Services. In addition, you'll get cPanel or Plesk with Fantastico control panel software, three useable IPs, personalized MRTG graphs to monitor traffic and a 10 megabit per second dedicated network port
Choosing between the Linux or Windows operating system for your server typically boils down to what you’re hosting and what languages or technology you need to support. As an open-source platform, Linux has a much broader range of support and flexibility — in fact, Linux is the L in the all-too-popular LAMP stack, followed by Apache, MySQL, and PHP, Perl, or Python.
We’re the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. We help you standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
You're an experienced developer who wants full control over your environment. We're giving it to you! You get root access so you're able to access and edit all of your server's files! You get to choose your Linux OS and can even re-load your server with a new operating system on demand! You also get boot, shutdown and reboot control. Now we're talking about serious hosting!
As I reflect on today’s announcement, one can’t help to think about Kubernetes. Last month, I talked about some of the upstream CNCF projects we are involved in. Since then, we’ve continued engaging with the community upstream including the Kubernetes Service Catalog, where Microsoft employees are amongst the top committers, upstream managed/dedicated blob disk contributions and of course the Open Service Broker API. Working with the community and contributing upstream will continue being an important part of our relationship with Red Hat.
Start by understanding the difference between a Linux server and a Windows server. When you select a Linux server, your dedicated web server will run on an open-source software operating system that has been around since the early 1990s. Today, Linux is actually the most popular choice in operating system for those in need of software for their dedicated server. This remains true not just for dedicated servers for business websites or email hosting, but for gaming and other applications as well.

Perfect for handling mission-critical websites, applications and databases. It's the best solution for companies that want the power and performance of their own servers without the high cost and administrative headaches of running their own data centers. GV Enterprise plans for Red Hat, which include GalaxyVisions' Core Managed Services, feature one or two quad-core Intel Xeon processors, ranging from 2GHz to 3GHz, for performance that can handle even the most demanding requirements. A variety of storage options are also available ranging from 73GB drives to 2x146GB SCSI drives. Every plan comes with a minimum 4 gigabytes of RAM, full root access, free cPanel or Plesk with Fantastico, three useable IP addresses, personalized MRTG graphs for monitoring traffic and a 100 megabit per second dedicated network port. 
The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration: the underlying source code may be used, modified, and distributed—commercially or non-commercially—by anyone under licenses such as the GNU General Public License. Typically Linux is packaged in a format known as a Linux distribution for desktop and server use. Some popular mainstream Linux distributions include Debian (and its derivatives such as Ubuntu), Fedora and openSUSE. Linux distributions include the Linux kernel, supporting utilities and libraries and usually a large amount of application software to fulfill the distribution's intended use.
With our custom in-house Shared Storage device, you can add a near infinite amount of storage to your server. While your server has 1TB of local storage, you can choose to expand this by adding space instantly to your server on our Shared Storage Device. This will be instantly attached to your server as a disk, at which point you can format it and mount it. You can choose to buy anywhere from 50GB to 500GB of storage at a time.
All our Dedicated Servers are monitored for availability (pinged every 5 minutes). In the event that your server goes down, you will be paged and/or e-mailed at the same time as our NOC. This web-based system can also give you uptime statistics and you can review historical monitoring data for your servers. We can also monitor network-based services such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS, and others on your server for availability.
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