Virtual server rental. Solution for those who wants be ahead
Virtual server - today's fiction embodiment
Let's find out what we have to deal with. It is understood that the virtual server can not exist by itself somewhere "in the air". There must be "physical parent" - an ordinary server. That is a pretty powerful computer, special software is divided into multiple virtual machines. That "do not touch" and therefore do not interfere with each other's work.
Let's go straight to the most important - what are the benefits of virtual server rental. Not for all companies it is benefit (more often is not profitable) contain their own server infrastructure. "Basic server" is located in our data center. These computers will always be available through the Internet.
Virtual server rental means that you do not have to pay for the computers, their maintenance, electricity. Your costs - just the monthly fee for the time spent on the network. You can use any of the popular current operating systems - Windows or Linux.
To avoid confusion in terminology, it is worth noting that this service can be called dedicated hosting, or hosting running. Remember that the site, located at such hosting has more flexibility in management and better protected.
Earlier we pointed out about the lack of need for maintenance of the physical server. From here comes another of virtual server rental advantage - you have no way affect the potential problems with the equipment.
Overview of operating systems for virtual servers
Now that you know about all the benefits of a virtual server rental, it is necessary to choose only one of the operating systems. Obviously, the one that best suits your needs and requirements. And to make it easier to choose, we will talk about the most popular (besides, you can always contact us in any way possible).
It is clear that they are designed to perform similar tasks, but still there are differences.
1. VDS CentOS - Community Enterprise is the operating system and its full name is like Community ENTerprise Operating System. The basis for it is the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. RHEL originally a commercial project, but the source code is freely available. The system is updated frequently, but it is known for its reliability. It is convenient to work with a small amount of resources.
2. VDS Debian - is popular in some circles, as is based on a Linux system. Is one of the "oldest" because "was born" in 1993 and, respectively, one of the most reliable and secure. If these qualities are for you the main and, in addition, you are good with the command line, then the choice is unambiguous.
3. VDS Ubuntu - a version of Debian, but retaining all the advantages of a source code, attracts many users of its "humanity" (translation of the word Ubuntu). It is ideal for remote support desktops. All the benefits of Linux and ease of management attracted a growing number of web developers.
4. FreeBSD vds is quite specific, but also has its fans. Designed based on Unix. Requires a good knowledge of the subject, it is difficult to install, but if you are a professional - will be revealed to you in all its glory.
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