For businesses considering a Linux-based hosting plan, such as a CentOS VPS or Debian VPS, it is important to note that Linux is capable of offering superior reliability and flexibility, the Host Review reports.
The report said many businesses prefer to use Linux-based virtual server hosting because it is capable of providing performance-related benefits at a reduced cost. Linux itself, and many virtualization systems that run on Linux, are open source. This typically makes them less expensive to deploy.
According to the report, the open source nature of Linux systems also makes them more reliable and flexible than other hosting options. Open source programs involve collections of programming code that are frequently updated by a developing community. As a result, the software is regularly updated to handle security problems, bugs and glitches or make upgrades, the report said.
Linux VPS systems are also capable of handling a diverse range of scripting languages, including PHP and mySQL.
A recent Ezine Articles report said businesses considering a VPS hosting option should closely evaluate the various tools and software options available on hosting plans before committing to a service. Overall, the report said businesses should focus on matching the hosting plan to their specific needs.