Dedicated Linux web site hosting is where a company places it servers at an offsite
secure data center to be managed by another company. It is referred to as Linux
web site hosting because the operating system on these servers is Linux.
Linux web site hosting is available from a wide spectrum of hosting providers. At
one end of the spectrum some Linux web site hosting providers focus on low price
with minimal services while at the other end are Linux web site hosting providers
that offer a complete turn-key solution including management and monitoring of the
hardware and software. What Linux web site hosting provider is right for you will
depend on whether you can tolerate downtime on your servers and whether your internal
IT resources are best used maintaining the system or on high value added tasks.
For most companies outsourcing their Linux web site hosting needs is an economic
decision as the hosting provider supports multiple customers so they are less expensive
than doing it internally and they have the redundant power, Internet and climate
control capabilities to prevent costly downtime.