All Linux distributions we suppport are free and open source software (FOSS). This means that you will not be responsible for paying expensive licensing fees or have to use proprietary tools when interacting with your server.
Instead, your cloud will run on software that is constantly improved upon by an active and supportive community that makes sure the OS and its tools are open and transparent. And OSs like Rancher, CentOS, and Ubuntu are managed and secured by some of the biggest names in computing like Canonical and Red Hat.
Linux is supported by an active community that squashes vulnerabilities as soon as they emerge. Enterprises like Red Hat and Canonical, which create and manage distributions, also employ teams of technical experts to make sure systems are secure and that the public is aware of potential vulnerabilities.
Linux has always been known as a developer-friendly operating system. Its open-source nature and focus on developing open, non-proprietary tools has made it the OS of choice for developers globally.
Linux systems use less hardware resources than Windows. The result is that your website or application will fly for your users. Linux can also be installed on servers without a graphical interface, allowing your system can operate with even less overhead!
Linux is extremely stable. Most major Linux distributions like Ubuntu support OS versions for a long period of time and new versions are rigorously tested for stablility, performance, and security so that you are not constantly updating your cloud.
Linux is community developed and distributed free of charge. As such, you will not pay annual license fees for your cloud's OS. Linux's performance efficiency also means it has stellar performance on less powerful hardware saving yu from costly upgrade costs. The result of all this is less spent on IT infrastructure and more resources to build a stellar app or website.
Linux is rapidly solidifying its place as the dominant operating system for cloud infrastructure. It is used globally from the world's largest cloud providers to boutique providers like ZebraHost. But we realize cloud isn't one-size-fits-all and that many developers still prefer to work in a Windows environment. That is why we give you the flexibility to choose between Linux and Windows options. Our windows options work with tools like MicrosoftSQL and RDP as well as with numerous windows-based application development platforms.
Please contact us to learn more about licensing and requirements to have the best experience possible with Windows server.