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Comparing CentOS vs. Ubuntu – How to Make the Right Choice

Linux tends to be the operating system of choice for hosted servers thanks to its inherent stability and low license costs. Although there are hundreds of distros to choose from, the decision often comes down to CentOS vs Ubuntu, both of which are seen to be among the very best.

So how do you pick the one that is right for you? First it helps to understand a little about CentOS and Ubuntu.

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How to Set Up an Affordable Dedicated Server

For those of you experienced with system administration, a how-to on setting up a dedicated server is as exciting as reading the back of a cereal box. But, for some developers and anyone new to hosting, a guide is a useful resource to follow. 

This article will outline a very high-level overview of setting up an affordable dedicated server for your business.

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Why Use Linux? 8 Benefits to Consider

Are you setting up a new server and wondering which Operating System is best for you? Linux has been the premier choice in server hosting for decades, but you may be wondering, why should I choose Linux?  It has experienced consistent growth since it was introduced over 25 years ago. While it might not have the largest market share, it’s still a worthy competitor to traditional proprietary options.

In this article we will take a look at 8 benefits of choosing Linux that you should consider.

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Linux vs. Windows: Why Linux is The Clear Winner

Linux vs. Windows Server? — A question that has been debated endlessly by system administrators and server hosting clients since the dawn of the web. We’re clear where we stand: for most purposes, Linux is the right choice. Windows Server is a secure, flexible, and powerful server operating system, but our heart is with Linux.

The ServerMania team has worked with Linux since the company was founded in 2002. We have proudly watched as thousands of our clients have built successful businesses on our Linux-based server hosting. Our dedicated server, cloud server, and hybrid server plans run on a variety of Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu (as well as Windows Server 2008).

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Doing Page Redirects the Right Way

Doing Page Redirects the Right Way

Redirecting webpage requests is useful when you’ve deleted outdated pages, or when moving your site to a new domain. Rather than give site errors to visitors, and tempt them to leave your site, you should make sure they are redirected to a page on your website.

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Using noatime, And Related Gems In Linux’s fstab

One of the more important configuration files in Linux is the File Systems Tab: fstab. Generally located in the /etc/ directory, it’s used to define how stuff should be mounted into Linux. What that means is that if you have a decent idea what you’re doing, you can enjoy some pretty significant performance increases on any servers you happen to be running, whether they’re physical or virtual.

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