4 Reasons to Consider a Managed Linux Server

January 2019

Making the decision to purchase a dedicated hosting plan is just the first step; even once you’ve found the right hosting company for you, you’ll still need to make a number of other decisions regarding your dedicated server. This includes not only deciding on how much bandwidth you need (among other important specifications), but the operating system on which your server will operate as well as other features.

At ReliableSite, we offer Linux and Windows servers—though we have found that many of our customers tend to opt for Linux (and for good reason). Should you choose Linux hosting through ReliableSite, understand that you also have the option to upgrade to managed hosting for an even more enjoyable experience.

Benefits of Choosing a Linux Server

Linux is an open-source operating system that has long been known for its incredible security and unrivaled level of customization options. If you’re in the market for dedicated hosting that truly allows you to have full control, then a Linux server can be a great choice for you. When compared to similar hosting on other operating systems, Linux also has the distinct advantage of offering a high level of security. Instances of attacks and data breaches are much lower with Linux systems than they are with any other operating system we offer, which is a top reason many of our customers opt for this and enjoy the added peace of mind.

Advantages of a Managed Server

All of our dedicated hosting options at ReliableSite have the option of being managed, but we generally encourage managed hosting for Linux servers for those who are unfamiliar with the “unconventional” Linux operating system. Unless you run Linux on your home or work computer, you will likely benefit from managed hosting options.

Not to mention, when you have a managed server, you can free up a lot of your own time when it comes to server maintenance and other tasks. That’s because with managed hosting, you’ll have a dedicated team of administrators taking care of these tasks on your behalf. This includes everything from running security audits to installing updates/patches. As a result, you can optimize the performance of your Linux server without having to lift a finger in the process.

Set Up Your Managed Linux Server Today

If you’re interested in setting up a managed Linux server or just finding out more about the benefits of this type of hosting, our ReliableSite team would be happy to speak with you further. Overall, a managed Linux server tends to be the ideal option for those who want to optimize their performance and security while saving time and hassle in the process.

ReliableSite is proud to offer managed hosting for all of its dedicated servers, including Linux and Windows servers. Find out more about our other hosting options or get help in setting up your new server by contacting the ReliableSite team today. We look forward to serving you!