Why do you need a Linux dedicated server
There are many good reasons to choose a Linux dedicated server besides excellent stability
and no license fees. Here is a top ten list.
1. You can choose your own flavor of the operating system
. This guide covers
features of the most popular Linux distribution, Fedora 9, to perform common server
administrative functions. Linux is chosen for its stability, scalibility, and open
architectue. Linux is secure, rock-solid stable, free, a perfect operating system
for your server, and can run for years without having to reboot or having to install
security patches. Linux is also less vulnerable or even immuned to many types of
virus and worm attacks commonly seen on other operating system platforms.
2. You are your own boss
literally! Here, it means you are in control of everything.
You can install whatever applications and scripts you want. You can do script testing and
if anything bad happens (the worst case scenario is to bring down the entire server),
no one else is to blame but yourself. You will have the ability to customize the hardware
and software installed on your server. You cannot find this priviledge if you are under
the roof of shared hosting.
Having control means responsibility and expertise. If you can administer or are willing
to learn how to administer a Linux-based server, there is no sense to spend money to get
something else which is more expensive, cluttered with unwanted features, less stable,
less secure, takes a lot more hardware resources, and in reality can do a whole lot less.
3. Having a dedicated server is in fact more secured
compared to shared hosting.
This is because a dedicated server can be set up with its own firewall rules to protect
its contents and control its access. Therefore, the information stored in dedicated server
is less vulnerable to attacks by outsiders or any malicious codes. The Linux environment
offers robust and secure file systems which cannot be read, deleted, or even executed
by unauthorized users.
All popular Linux operating system platforms offer the following built-in security features: