Dedicated Server OS
Recommended Operating systems for dedicated servers and virtual private servers: Selecting the operating system of your dedicated server is perhaps the most important decision. The type of operating system that you choose will impact directly on the server maintenance cost, mainly because of the operating system license costs. Correct choice of operating system, is directly affected from type of softwares or applications which will be installed on it. Today, the recommended operating systems are Windows 2003 std or Linux, depends of course, on compatibility with softwares and applications which will be installed on the server. It is important to note that there are certain applications and softwares that could only operate with specific operating systems. In addition, if you selected Linux as your operating system,...
Collocation hosting - SLA - Service License Agreement
What is SLA? Before closing a deal with a storage provider, ask him for his Service License Agreement - SLA. The SLA is an agreement between the customer and the service provider which details the type of service, service features and service operations. Type of service, explains in simple terms the exact nature of service that you get. Service features elaborate the framework rules of the service and its exceptions, including: availability, hours of operation, number of users supported and performance. Service operation specifies how to respond to requests/malfunctions from the client and includes: the response type that will be given, the time frame which the request / malfunctions will handle (depending on the type of application / malfunctions ) and channels of communication in which can be use to contact...
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