Recently, we've added more formal uptime monitoring to our review process, and the results show that most Web hosts do an excellent job of keeping sites up and running. If they don't, they suffer for it in our scoring. Even if they get everything else right, sites with uptime problems aren't eligible for high scores. All services suffer ups and downs, sometimes for reasons beyond their control. Those sites that fail to address the problem are penalized accordingly.

Today we made some exciting announcements along with Red Hat around container support. We’re adding Windows support in OpenShift, OpenShift Dedicated on Azure and SQL Server support in OpenShift and Red Hat Linux to our joint roadmap, and extending the integrated, co-located support that has been a signature of our partnership. You can read all the news in the press release here.
Finally, if you want what we call premium hosting, with white-glove service and your choice of self-, semi-, or fully managed servers, Media Temple touts premier dedicated hosting you should consider. If limitless resources and guaranteed uptime are necessities for your business, and you’re willing to pay what it takes to get that peace of mind, MT is your winner.
InMotion's Dedicated Servers are now using Solid State Drives (SSDs), a type of hard drive that uses no mechanical parts and provides substantial performance upgrades from traditional spinning drives. Solid State Drives give you faster read/write speeds, can handle more disk requests and can push through significantly more data than a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
That flexibility in supporting customers is mirrored in Liquid Web’s dedicated server plans. In addition to eight single- and dual-core processor configurations, the company’s Solutions Architects will work with customers to design a custom environment tailored to their website or application’s needs. Liquid Web offers Plesk in the fully managed Windows dedicated servers.
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Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other giants of the computing world have embraced Linux and support its ongoing development. More than a decade after its initial release, Linux is being adopted worldwide as a server platform primarily. Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise. The operating system can also be incorporated directly into microchips in a process called "embedding" and is increasingly being used this way in appliances and devices.

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.


Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu uses the “apt” package manager, which users of Debian Linux will be familiar with, and a huge library of pre-compiled packages (over 16,000). It is very easy to install, update and remove software in your Ubuntu system. Ubuntu is Open Source software and the Ubuntu operating system is free of cost. In practical use, it is perfect for the person that wants the stability but does not require the commercial support and cost that commercial products offer.
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