[CentOS] Why CentOS as a webhosting platform
centos at swhi.net
Thu Sep 6 15:08:17 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> CentOS seems to be doing really well in the hosting business these
> days, and even for people who would normally have used Windows or OSX
> on the hosting previously, are now looking at using CentOS. And I
> thought it would be nice to have a section on the wiki about exactly
> why that is.
> Not having any direct connection with the hosting business I was
> wondering if people here could help me out a bit and let me know why
> they think CentOS is good / bad as a platform in this market segment.
> I suppose that would include dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, Shared /
> Virtual hosting, and even high performance grid hosting that a few
> people seem to be offering these days.
> Once we have some material here in this thread, everything will go
> online at the wiki ( with due credit to all contributors ).
As a web host, I'm gearing all 'soon-to-be-launched' systems to CentOS
for many reasons. The first was mentioned in this thread: most CP
applications for hosting are based around RPM-friendly distros. The
second is actually /most/ important to me and it isn't cost. It's this
list and the CentOS community. The community support for CentOS is as
good /if not better/ than that of Upstream or any other OS's I've used
over the past 10 years.
The distro is solid, has longevity and is robust. Sounds like a win-win
to me and that's why we are migrating *all* of our systems to CentOS.
*tongue in cheek: for additional comments in the typical US$0.02
intervals, feel free to contact me*
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