Which OS is best for your project—CentOS, Ubuntu or Debian?

Do you want to build a server, which could provide a lot more flexibility for much less?

For newcomers, consumer-grade Linux distributions include Fedora, OpenSUSE, Gentoo, Ubuntu, and Debian, but since the software versions keep changing on a regular basis, they may not be the ideal choice for a production server. Enterprise Linux distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu LTS, and CentOS maintain software versions over an extended period.

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Media Temple review

Media Temple began operations in 1998 with a simple mission—help web developers and digital entrepreneurs bring ideas to life on the web. Being committed to its mission, the web host has come a long way to become a leader in the industry. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America, Media Temple, under the leadership of Russ Reeder, provides hosting and cloud services to more than 125,000 customers, powering 1.5 million websites in 100 countries. On choosing Media Temple, customers are assured of responsive service, high-quality technology infrastructure, and value for money.

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SSL – Secure Sockets Layer

Hosting and SSL: What to Begin With

A web server may use SSL in order to attain cryptographic protection of information which might be useful when working with confidential personal data of visitors on a website (e.g. credit card numbers, personal passport information etc.). Firstly, a visitor must be sure that the data he or she sends will not be intercepted. Secondly, the SSL certificate confirms that the user sends their data to the server indicated in the browser address bar. SSL settings and possibilities to use it are directly connected with the functionality of the website’s hosting.

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OpenVZ VS Xen

As you probably noticed, the majority of VPS hosting providers offer you a choice of tariff plans differing in technical characteristics, as well as virtualization technology. As for the latter  parameter, in most cases we are talking about the two platforms – Xen and Open VZ. A user can clearly see that the Xen virtualization technology is usually 35-50% more expensive than OpenVZ. Why is that? Mostly, because of the resources distribution technology, and also because of some other differences that can explain the higher price.

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