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What does Managed Web Hosting mean?

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“Managed Hosting” is a popular term in the web hosting industry. It describes a It hosting service provided from a isolated instance – a physical dedicated server or virtual server (VPS). “Managed Hosting” means that the provider is responsible for technical administration of the server, including but not limited to installation, OS installation and maintenance, network administration, security policy, updates, backups, maintenance and trouble shooting of any server-side programs and applications.

Term “Managed Web Hosting” is a broad term, that might or might not refer to “Manage Hosting”. It might would be used to describe in general that a certain type of IT hosting service is managed by the web hosting provider. It could be either physical server (Managed Dedicated Hosting or Managed Dedicated Server), Virtual Server (Managed Virtual Private Server, VPS, Managed VDS) or any custom-buit or clustered system.

For managed service term that applies to Share Hosting, review “What does Managed Shared Web Hosting mean?”.

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What does a Shared Cloud Hosting mean?

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The terms “Shared Cloud” and “Shared Cloud Hosting” are not very different from Cloud Hosting. They also refer to an Internet Hosting service delivered from a group of servers. The term Shared Cloud Hosting (Shared Vloud) is not  precisely defined yet. However, a “Shared Cloud Hosting” could be considered a service delivered from a computer system in which the computing resources (processing resources) are distributed. To be considered as “Shared” any Cloud hosting service must be powered by a software platform which does not create isolated virtual instances. In a Shared Cloud, all data resides in a shared storage system or network (shared pool). Cloud accounts (name based or IP based virtual hosting) share the computing resources of all servers part of the system.

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What does LAMP Hosting mean?

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The term LAMP platform stands for: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python. Linux OS distributions are the core of the L.A.M.P. server software combination. It is the most popular among the web developers because of its stability and flexibility.

Apache is a open source HTTP Server management software and is probably the most popular web server automation program. It is developed and maintained by a large community of developers with the help of the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache is available for Unix, GNU, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Novell, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows  and other operating systems.

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS), which when run on a server, provides multi-user access to a number of databases. There are more than 10 million servers that run MySQL.

PHP is a programming language designed for producing dynamic web pages and is used mainly in server-side application software. Perl and Python are also programing languages.

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What does Linux Hosting mean?

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The term (phase) “Linux Hosting” refers to a web hosting service provided form a Linux OS (Unix) based web server. Various Liunux distributions are used as server operating systems. Most of the well known, reliable Internet hosting providers run Linux distributions on their web servers.

Linux OS and Linux based servers are very popular because of the open source software collaboration, which allows the source code to be used, modified and redistributed from anyone. The distribution could be commercial or non-commercial under the GNU General Public License. The Linux OS is packaged in a format known as a Linux distribution. Some of the most popular Linux distributions used on web servers are Red Hat Enterprice Linux, CentOS, Debian, (Ubuntu), Fedora and openSUSE.

Often the term Linux Hosting refers to L.A.M.P Hosting service.