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.
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.
Running your own business server is a great way to gain full control of your hosted applications. Despite its many advantages, many businesses are scared away from doing so because of how expensive it sounds.
If your business is looking to save costs on servers, there is no better choice than to consider Linux for your operating system.
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.
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).
At Server Mania, we’re extremely proud of our Support Fleet. So proud, we don’t call them a Support Team, Support Department, or even a Support Crew. You have to be extremely effective at your job to be called a Fleet.
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.
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.
ServerMania is excited to announce the addition of a new London data center to our global lineup of locations. The London facility is our second European location and eighth facility overall. London is among the world’s best-connected cities. As a major business and technology hub, the UK’s capital city offers some of the most advanced data centers in the world and low-latency connectivity to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
For better or worse, computers now occupy a central part of our lives. October is Computer Learning Month, an opportunity for even the most advanced computer users to develop new skills. We’re celebrating the month by showcasing some of our favourite educational content we’ve created as well as donating for each new server order in October.
Whether you’re into board games, console gaming, PC gaming, or retro gaming, there’s usually a game that most of us have fond memories playing as we grew up. For some people, this passion for gaming has continued well into adulthood and provides a much needed release from the stress of the day. In celebration of National Video Games Day, we’re showcasing some of our favourite video games here at ServerMania.