Linux Web Hosting Costs Drop $40 per Month, VMware Says

Posted by Joe DePaola, CNBC ( (Joe [email protected]) December 13, 2018 11:29:25Today VMware is rolling out an update to its Linux VM hosting product that will allow users to rent their own servers from VMware and use the same hosting platform on Linux Web hosting, a new service that’s been popular with large corporations looking to run their own serverless businesses.

The new Linux VM host service is available for purchase from VMware, and the pricing is $40 a month for the VMWare vSphere, $50 for the VMware vCloud Director, $70 for the vCloud Air and $80 for the new VMware vSphere 5.5 Enterprise Edition.

The prices are the same for the Linux host and the Linux web host.

This pricing is more competitive than the current pricing for VMware’s Linux host service, which runs about $50 per month for a VMWARE server, according to VMware.

For example, the current price for the Ubuntu Server 14.04 VM host is $80 per month, while the new pricing is only $30.VMware’s Linux VM hosts have traditionally been more expensive than their VMware counterparts.

The Linux VM Hosting platform is a separate product from VMware’s VMWares cloud hosting platform, and it is designed to handle more demanding workloads.

However, there are some drawbacks to running a Linux VM hosted on VMware’s cloud, including that the Linux hosts require a lot of resources and are more expensive to run.VMers have complained about this problem for years, with many claiming that Linux hosting platforms have become bloated and slow.

The issue is compounded by the fact that some large companies are looking to make their own Linux serverless cloud hosting services, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Rackspace.

While VMware has been pushing its Linux web hosting service as the next big thing, its pricing is far less competitive than its rivals.

While VMware currently charges about $100 per month to run a single server on Linux web, this new Linux server service costs less than $10 per month.VMHost is available now for $40, which means the Linux VMhost pricing is almost $40 cheaper than its competitors.