The choice of operating system is the second choice you have to make after choosing the dedicated hosting. It is not to be taken lightly because once your server is up and running it is likely that you do not change OS for some time.
Most hosting companies offer a wide choice of operating systems:
- Solaris etc
The choice of a Windows system could be your first idea, as it is a system that you may use every day and most probably that you like its environment. This solution is pretty useful, although here we are going to talk about a free solution.
BSD or Solaris could also have been interesting solutions to choose from. However, I have to admit that these solutions suffer from a certain lack of popularity. We therefore choose to use a reliable and beneficial extensive Linux…
You have to take one more decision: unmanaged or managed hosting solution? Web hosts always suggest opt complete management solution (fully managed servers), however, if you are well familiar with server administration, then you can go with unmanaged server hosting. And while choosing the control panel you shouldn’t be confused. For Linux distribution, you have good options such as cPanel, Plesk, or Webmin…
Also make sure you will not seek to weigh the pros and cons of each distribution, because it would not be possible. In addition, everything is well documented and available free of cost on the Internet. On the other side, the widely spread Linux user community always shows a free hand when someone wants to know specific information regarding any Linux distribution…
Once you choose a dedicated server and pick the operating system that meets your demands, you just have to complete the order process to start the server setup. After installation, you will receive an email with your server root access login details.