Posted April 04, 2018 10:27:25 A new study has found that hosting Linux can be an attractive option for those looking to take on a larger business.
Linux is becoming more popular, but is it a viable option for companies that have a lot of other projects?
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, an organization called LinuxHosting.com was recently launched to provide Linux-powered hosting for small and medium-sized businesses.
LinuxHosts founder, Alex Wachter, said the company was created as a way to get the platform onto the corporate table for small businesses.
Wachter said Linux Hosting’s goal is to make Linux accessible to as many small business users as possible, but it’s not the only platform that could be considered.
He told Business Insider that while there are many great Linux platforms out there, they’re not all that cheap.
For instance, the $300 Linux platform is one of the lowest-cost platforms for small to medium sized businesses, and is used by millions of users worldwide.
“It’s not really clear that Linux is cheap,” Wachters said.
“It’s more about the technology and the flexibility, so that’s the kind of platform we’re targeting.”
Wachters added that Linux Hosts is focused on helping small businesses make their own choices, and not just relying on a particular platform.
The platform is currently focused on providing basic Linux installation instructions for small business owners, which can include downloading the Linux installer and installing a few programs.
For larger businesses, Wachers said the platform is more focused on a business management and administration component, but said the option is still open.
Wackter said the focus of the platform for small enterprises is to offer a simpler, simpler experience, so he’s excited to see what the future holds for the platform.