Category: Linux/UNIX Web Hosting

Linux hosting: what hardware to get

Once you have decided that you want to host your website on the Linux OS, the next thing to find is which hardware to use. The good thing about Linux hosting is that it does not need state-of-art hardware to run smoothly, unlike Windows. Linux will run just as well on your year 2000 PC as on a 2011 PC. You will definitely see the performance benefits of the newer PC and be able to use the features that come with it. But for most users the experience will be better on the 2000 PC and best on the latest PC. If you have the ability to compile your own kernel – which can be difficult to learn initially but can become very easy once you do it a couple of times – the other skill to learn would be how to install modules in Linux. It will allow you to harness the latest features of your hardware even if the base kernel does not support them. In short, get the latest and cheapest hardware you can lay your hands on.