What is Linux web hosting?
Linux web hosting is when the platform being used to host a website is Unix based Linux. It is an open source platform and is very popular in the world of web hosting services. Its popularity is because of all the varied options that one gets and also because of advantages it offers. The major feature that Linux based web hosting has to offer can be summed up as LAMP. Here L stands for Linux. A stands for Apache, M for MariaDB or MySQL and finally P for Perl/python/PHP. LAMP together is a wonderful package of software and technologies that can make any developer’s life comfortable. Also Linux based web servers have been found to be more stable and robust than its counterparts. If you are on a tight budget then also Linux is a good idea as it allows you to have a website even if you are on a shoe string budget. It is reliable and easy to manage.
Linux web hosting services are provided by most of the web hosts. According to your requirements and budget, you can pick Shared hosting or dedicated hosting services. There are many plans available and one of them is sure to suit you. But before picking up one host, it would be advisable to study and compare the features of various plans offered by that web hosts.
To put in simple words shared hosting is a web hosting option where a number of clients share the resources provided by a web host. What actually happens is that the web host has a server on which more than one web site is hosted. The n number of websites hosted share the server in such a manner that each website has sufficient bandwidth and web space to run smoothly. This kind of an arrangement is just right for small websites such as that of a small business. It is an economical solution too.
There are any number of companies that offer Linux web hosting (shared) services but a few names that could be the front runners in this arena would be IPage, Arvixe, BlueHost, Webhostingpad and inmotionhosting. After comparing various companies on certain important parameters it has been found that picking one of these service providers for shared web hosting services would be a safe bet. They have been compared on grounds like:
- Uptime: This essentially means that for how much time in a month was the website up and running and was readily opening at good speed whenever a visitor clicked on it. Most of the web hosts guarantee a 99.9% uptime but not all comply.
- Online Image: In today’s times when social media is so powerful, any web host can be judged by the number of positive reviews it has online.
- Popularity: How many websites are running with a particular host is a clear indicator of how successful a web host is. This should be taken into consideration while comparing web hosts.
SiteGeek gives list of best Five Linux web hosting companies, providing hosting with great features and offers. Here we share some of them.
Ipage is offering hosting at $1.99/mo with scalable storage space and bandwidth, unlimited domain and MySQL database allowed.
Bluehost:-Shared hosting plan starts at $5.99. Now company is giving $3.49/mo with hosted website one, website space 100GB, unlimited bandwidth, one domain, five parked domain, 25 sub domains, 100 email accounts, email storage 500MB/ account, and $50 marketing offer includes.
Webhostingpad’s shared hosting plans starts from $1.99/mo with unlimited hosting space,monthly bandwidth, host additional domains, email accounts, email forwarders, email autoresponders and free domain name and many more.
Arvixe offers Linux web hosting (shared) plan from $4/mo with unlimited disk space and data transfer, free domain name for life and 6 domains.
Inmotionhosting is providing shared hosting at $4.19/mo. Which is 47% discount of original price was $7.99/mo. Company is providing unlimited disk space, free domain registration or transfer, free data backup include and many more feature along with starter package.
If there is website that expects heavy daily traffic or else it needs a highly customized server then it definitely needs the services of a dedicated server. In this option, one client gets the resources of one full server. Dedicated servers must be preferred whenever maximum level of stability and security is expected.
The top companies that offer dedicated Linux web hosting services are inmotionhosting, liquidweb, 100TB, Iweb, singlehop. These web hosts have also been shortlisted on the same parameters viz uptime, online image and popularity.
Choosing the right Linux web hosting option and the right host can definitely make your life easy.
Inmotionhosting is offering dedicated server’s ESSENTIAL plan now starts from $119.99/mo and original price was $189.99/mo. It comprises features like Intel® Core® I3 2120, 2C/2T • 4GB RAM, 500GB 7.2K SATA and 6TB data transfer.
LiquidWeb’s dedicated server with single processor starts from $179/mo with 4 Cores @ 3.3 GHz / 3.7 GHz Turbo, 8 GB RAM (DDR3), 250 GB SSD MLC, RAID 1 (Primary Drive),
1 TB 7200 RPM SATA (Backup Drive) and 5 TB outbound & FREE incoming bandwidth.
100TB offers automated on-demand infrastructure. Comapny’s dedicated plan Glow starts from $139.00 which comprises Xeon E3-1231v3, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 2TB Bandwidth and 1Gbps dedicated port.
Iweb provides Single processor dedicated server starts from US$7900/mo with Intel® Core™ / Xeon®, 2.4GHz to 3.5GHz, Up to 6 cores, Up to 64GB RAM, Up to 4TB storage + SSD and 12TB to unmetered traffic.
SingleHop offer single processor with 4X2.8GHz, 16 GB DDR3 srorage, 2X500 GB sata default driver, 10Tb bandwidth. Single processor dedicated server starts from $298/mo.