Aside from Web Hosting servers, Linux is often used as the operating system of choice when it comes to Dedicated Servers. By offering Linux Dedicated Hosting servers, a hosting provider can offer lower prices due to the lack of license fees and can also offer customized kernels, making the servers more secure, since the provider already knows what hardware components will be used.
Lastly, and I can’t stress this enough, think long and hard about the reliability and support you’ll get from a potential dedicated host. You want an always-online network backed by an always-there-for-you team. Whenever you hear that the support technicians are all Tier II SysAdmins or Redhat certified or anything along those lines, that’s a good thing! It means they know what they’re doing.
Just like the elephant, we never forget our customers. Easyspace owns and manages 10 of its very own Data centres throughout the UK. With multiple Tier 1 transit providers, dual power supplies, best of breed Cisco technology and support for fibre and copper gigabit connections, your dedicated server will be housed in one of the most secure and resilient data centres in the UK.
If you have a backup server, GalaxyVisions can take care of backing up of your systems on a regular basis. GalaxyVisions administrators will set up the process, including the software, and confirm that it is running correctly. They will also check it periodically to ensure that it is functioning as designed. In addition, GalaxyVisions' staff will handle tape rotations and other backup-related tasks.
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.
At A2 Hosting, you’ll find multiple CentOS versions to choose from so you're sure to find the one you want to develop with. Choose CentOS v6 and 7. You can also easily re-load your VPS at anytime with another version if you'd like. Best of all your VPS comes hosted on our high-performance SwiftServer platform! Choose our Turbo Boost VPS for up to 20X faster page loads than competing hosts.
Our network’s lightning-quick, punchy response to almost anywhere is ensured by InterNAP’s Flow Control Platform technology. The InterNAP Flow Control Platform (InterNAP FCP) monitors all of our 10-gigabit carrier connections for latency, jitter, packet loss, BGP blackouts and more, for each destination network. If there is a better path available than the current path, then a route change is made and the better path is used to reach that specific destination network. The selected route used for each communication will be the fastest of any of our direct connectivity to Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Cogent, American Internet Services and others.
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.