The Linux Operating System, otherwise known as LinuxOS is an alternate type of system that provides hosting for businesses ranging from Home Office to Large Corporations and just like Windows, the Linux OS operates on all devices from Network Servers hosting a multitude of Websites to our smaller tech devices like our Mobile Phones, you may have heard of an Android being used by Manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and a host of others?
Androids are built on LinuxOS Technology’s.
The Linux OS platform is extremely well know in the Information Technology industry to have greater stability and performance which is great for Web Hosting Company’s like Host Promote Profit, it means a huge reduction in Maintenance costs which results in your Website staying on line for longer periods without having to re-boot the Operating Systems as often as you do with More Main Stream Operating Systems.
The Linux operating system was developed by Linus Torvalds while he was studying in Australia as an alternative to other operating systems, Namely Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh.
Linus released the Software under a General Public Licence which means most of the versions created by are a $0.00 expense. Usually, if a LinuxOS does cost you any money at all, It’s only a very small expense, you might pay up to $20 for a copy.
Linus Torvalds created an Operating System that not only saves money on Maintenance, it saves bundles of money in Licensing expenses.
Red Hat and Mandrake are by far the most widely used releases of the LinuxOS. There are now over 200 different versions of LinuxOS in use around the world today.
LinuxOS was originally a command line based system, mostly used by the I.T Professionals that could program in C++.
A few years ago, we started seeing LinuxOS released with it’s own G.U.I (Graphical User Interface) Like Microsoft Windows and Apple.
I’m not sure if it is still in circulation but someone even released a version called Lindows, which of course, Microsoft and their Billions of Dollars got their over paid Lawyers to take them to court and began legal actions against the creators of Lindows Software.
As LinuxOS becomes easier to use for people who are unable to write Programming code in C++, we are seeing more and more Businesses make the switch to the Software that litterally saves them a small Fortune for every system they replace.
Businesses are quickly realising it’s not only Money that LinuxOS saves them, The Open Source architecture of the software means they can create customised Solutions to fit the needs of their businesses.
With LinuxOS businesses are seeing how versatile it can be, the licencing gives them the ability to restructure the software and create completely customisable solutions to the problems you just can’t get around with other Operating Systems.
Businesses have switched to the LinuxOS platform because of its open source architecture, meaning that users can structure the system to do what they want it to do.
Hosting providers are specializing in LinuxOS servers and the demand for this type of interface has grown by 40% over the last three years.
The LinuxOS platform is undoubtedly one of the most reliable operating system that you can ever have. It has far, far better stability resulting in greater up-time than Microsoft Operating Systems could ever or will ever be able to any-time in the near future!
LinuxOS supports a wide variety of Programming languages and applications, more than any other operating system. The most common applications of such kind include C, C++, Shell, Perl, Tcl, Python, Java and P.H.P. Databases available for LinuxOS are mSQL and MySQL.
The database you choose would depend on what you are planning to do on the Internet.
The LinuxOS system comes with its One web development module in some versions of Red Hat Linux that make web site creation easy as 1-2-3. FTP modules are built into the operating system to provide you with an alternative way to load a web site to the LinuxOS host.
LinuxOS has been a Major Player in the Hosting industry for quite a while now, in the near future I can certainly foresee it becoming a Major Player against it’s Money Driven Software rivals such as Apple and Microsoft.
You never know, we may one day see an entire world running on Linux, How awesome would it be to not have to deal with faults like the Blue Screen of Death!!