By Gail Seymour

In this series, we’re looking at the Linux operating system (OS) as a Web hosting platform. In the series overview, we looked at how Linux was developed and its popularity. We’ve also looked at the scripting languages used on Linux OS distributions, and MySQL database software. In this article, we’re focusing on Linux as part of the open source movement and the future of open source. (more…)

By Gail Seymour

In this series, we’re looking at the Linux operating system (OS) as a Web hosting platform. In the series overview, we looked at how Linux was developed and its popularity. We’ve also looked at the scripting languages used on Linux OS distributions. Later we will look at the open source movement. In this article, we’re focusing on MySQL database software. (more…)

By Gail Seymour

In this series we’re looking at the Linux operating system (OS) as a Web hosting platform. In the series overview, we looked at how Linux was developed and its popularity. Later we will look at MySQL database software, and at the open source movement. In this article, we’re focusing on scripting languages used on Linux OS. (more…)

By Gail Seymour

When choosing a server for your Web site, one of the biggest decisions you have to make is which operating system (OS) to run it on. If you opt for a shared hosting plan, most hosts offer a choice between Windows and Linux. If you opt for a dedicated or virtual server, you can choose any platform that suits your needs. (more…)

Linux Web hosting plans reside on a server equipped with the open source Linux operating system. Because Linux is an open source operating system, it is available to your Web host with few restrictions and no attached licensing fees. That's why Linux hosting plans often cost less than Windows plans. (more…)

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