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Make the most out of Linux with powerful and fast hosting!

  • Secure and advanced open source database options
  • Fast loading sites with optimized hosting
  • One-click install of the best Linux tools
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Essential Features

  • Free Website Transfer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free one-on-one training
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Starter Website Builder (2 pages)
  • Softaculous with 400+ Free Apps
  • CloudLinux servers
  • 24/7 Support
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Essential Features

  • Free Website Transfer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free one-on-one training
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Business Website Builder (1000 pages)
  • Softaculous with 400+ Free Apps
  • CloudLinux servers
  • 24/7 Support
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Advanced Features

  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited MYSQL databases
  • 2x more CPU and MYSQL resources

Performance Enhancements

  • Rocket Fast Servers
  • 300% Performance Boost
  • Fewer accounts per server
  • Website Builder upgrade to Business plan with 1000 pages
  • 4x more CPU and MYSQL resources

Security Enhancements

  • Premium Wildcard SSL
  • Automated Website Backup
  • SiteLock Detect
  • Domain Privacy

Linux Hosting for all your website needs

Whether you're hosting a blog that publishes multimedia content, you need a secure platform for eCommerce, or you want engaging landing pages to showcase your products or services, there's a Linux hosting solution for you.

Unlimited domains & websites

Host unlimited domains and Linux based websites from within one web hosting account
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Install 400+ apps in 1‑click

Get Softaculous and easily install in 1-click over 400+ apps, including WordPress, Joomla!, and more.

Get a free SSL certificate for your website

Secure your website and your visitors’ journey with a free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate.

Adapts to your business needs

Linux shared hosting provides an affordable way for any small company to have a professional web presence in no time. Linux dedicated server hosting can be leveraged to support the more advanced business systems required by online retailers.

Enjoy rocket fast servers

With a 300% performance boost, thanks to our low density, premium servers, your website’s loading times will scream past your competition.
Included with Business Pro

Be eco-friendly with Green Web Hosting

Enjoy technology, but not at the expense of the environment with HostPapa’s Green Web Hosting.

Get accelerated performance

Your website(s) will always load super fast, thanks to our continuous investments in hardware infrastructure, including the upgrade of all our servers to Solid State Drives (SSD).

Scale when you need it

Need more computing resources or accounts? You can upgrade your account at any time to get more!

A faster website for your clients

With a single click you can enable the free Cloudflare Content Delivery Network (CDN) straight from your web hosting account. It increases website speed by caching your images and video content locally from around the globe, without any coding or setup required. Plus, Google will love it.

Outstanding servers

All of our servers come from first-grade suppliers including HP and SuperMicro and our newest top hosting servers include 32 cores with a minimum of 128GB RAM.

Get help as soon as you need it with 24/7/365 tech support

We support you so you can focus on your business! Our industry‑leading 24/7/365 support is available via chat, phone, and email in four languages.

Never miss a beat thanks to our 99.9% uptime guarantee

Ensure your website is available at all times thanks to our 99.9% uptime guarantee included with every one of our plans.

Your own one-to-one session

Our team is here for you. If you need extended support or training regarding our tools and services, schedule a 30-minute one-to-one video or telephone conference with one of our PapaSquad experts.

Our Linux hosting is backed up by a money‑back guarantee

There's no reason not to try our Linux hosting. We'll give you your money back within the first 30 days if you're not happy.

Free account migrations

Our PapaSquad migration specialists will help set up and transfer your websites and email to our servers.

 

We proactively manage your Linux hosting security so you don’t have to

When you are thinking about building a website, one of the first things to take into account is security. And with a hacker attack happening every 39 seconds, you’ll need to make sure you’re safe. Linux hosting is widely considered the most secure option compared to solutions built on other operating systems. You can rest easy knowing that your server architecture is protected by some of the most powerful security solutions on the market.

  • Server firewall
  • FTPS
  • Let's Encrypt SSL
  • Access to security experts
  • Get peace of mind with Protection Power

About Linux Hosting Site Security

Linux hosting is widely considered the most secure option compared to solutions built on other operating systems. Open-source software, in general, is not targeted by hackers as much as commercial products like Windows.

That's mostly because there are fewer ways in. New methods to exploit Windows security holes appear every day, but that's not the case with Linux. Not as many hackers are trying, and when a weakness is discovered, the large, extremely active community of Linux software engineers takes immediate action and produces a patch that fixes the problem. Linux developers take the superiority of Linux security very seriously and are vigilant in maintaining it.

Windows-based hosting operations have a huge target on their backs. Even though there are just as many Linux web servers running right now as Windows-based web servers, the massive number of Windows installations, in general, has made it the OS that hackers concentrate their efforts on.

That's not to say that hackers don't try to break into Linux web servers. They do, but more focus is put on finding security holes in Windows. And, if a security flaw is ever discovered in Linux, it's resolved very quickly. Microsoft employs a lot of engineers who resolve security weaknesses quickly, but how many is "a lot" of engineers? Whatever the answer, Linux has more.

The Linux user community is massive and those dedicated to preserving the operating system's bullet-proof security are always on the case. Shortly after a problem is discovered, a security patch is rolled out, ensuring that no up-to-date Linux installation is every vulnerable to new exploits for very long.

If you’re looking for an extra security layer for your Linux hosting, with proactive security monitoring and guaranteed malware removal, then our out of the box HostPapa Protection Power plans will solve it all.

Getting your website infected will not only disrupt your website but also impact your business results and your reputation. HostPapa’s Protection Power plans will keep your website safe & secure from hackers.

Our advanced security solutions require no software installation and offer proactive protection against the latest security threats: hackers, malware, or DDos attacks. The proactive security scanner will check your website for potential security vulnerabilities, security holes, malware intrusions, blacklist inclusions, etc. This is done in an automated manner, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. If we find any issues, Protection Power will alert you and recommend the best possible solution.

What do you get with Protection Power?

Your business protection

Small businesses are sometimes even more vulnerable to hackers. What happens is they prefer attacking small business websites as they are more likely to not keep up with the most recent security patches and updates. With Protection Power, you can add security to your website and ensure your business safety. Included with all plans

Your website’s verifiable trust seal

70% of web visitors look for evidence that a site is secure before offering their personal data. Use the Protection Power trust seal on your website for visitors and customers to know that it is safe for them to visit. Included with all plans

Stop hackers in their tracks

We’re constantly looking out for malware, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and other threats, by scanning your website daily with advanced security tools. Our automated malware scan, detection, and removal software will ensure your website is always safe and protected. Included with all plans

Always know what is happening by receiving real-time alerts

Our system will proactively alert you of any potential vulnerability or issue. You will receive a notification of any potential threat, keeping you informed regarding the status of your website. Included with all plans

Security experts by your side

Do you have a potential security issue that you don’t know how to handle? Have you received a blacklist warning? Our trained security specialists are here to help 24/7 to guarantee your website is fully operational and safe. Included with all plans

Get malware removed

If your website does get infected with malware, Protection Power uses our automated tools to help wipe out known malicious code. This way your website is back up and operating fast, avoiding possible downtime. Included with all plans

Google blacklist: monitoring and removal

Our system will proactively detect if your website is compromised and blacklisted by Google. Not only that, but we will also inform you of the problem and remedy the situation, getting your website removed from Google's blacklist. Included with Pro & Premium plans

PCI compliance assurance

Protection Power will help you achieve many of the 12 PCI-DSS requirements, as it comes with an excellent intrusion detection system, cloud-based firewall, and advanced WAF for your websites. Included with Pro & Premium plans

Prevent attacks from happening

Our Web Application Firewall (WAF) will inspect all incoming traffic, prevent threats, and remove malicious codes from your website automatically. It works like a shield for your website. Included with Pro & Premium plans

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Linux Hosting with cPanel

One tool that has helped make Linux so popular as a hosting OS is called cPanel, an industry-leading control panel for managing web hosting.

It's web-based, so you can access it from anywhere, and it presents an intuitive interface that lets users create email accounts, install applications such as WordPress or Joomla!, and analyze web statistics. cPanel also helps users who want to avoid the Linux command line—as it provides an easy-to-use interface to manage your files, databases, and domains.

Ease of Use

If your interactions with a Linux-based system are all geared toward managing your website, it's hard to say that Windows is any easier to use. The main reason for that is cPanel and the Economy Linux hosting.

Economy Linux hosting with cPanel has been a game-changer in the world of web hosting, allowing millions of non-expert website owners to manage their sites with ease.

Linux hosting with cPanel is simple. It's by far the most popular control panel for managing a web hosting environment. You can control your site from anywhere because cPanel is a web-based application. Its straightforward interface makes it easy to install or remove applications, manage email accounts, and take charge of your entire web hosting environment.

Lower Cost

There are reliable, full-featured Linux distributions available for low costs. That means HostPapa can offer Linux web hosting for as little as ₨. 179.10 per month.

It's a nominal fee that handles basic administrative costs, but more importantly, it honestly reflects the true cost of the operating system being used.

As site owners need more space or advanced options, we're able to meet those requirements at reasonable rates. (The fact that we can offer Linux hosting at such a low rate and still include our helpful one-on-one coaching and world-class support is something we're very proud of at HostPapa!)

Some providers don't take such a straight-forward approach. There are two ways it can go.

  • A provider may price their service as if they were paying for Linux even though they're using a free Linux distribution. When a company charges you for something that they’re getting for free, alarm bells should sound.
  • A provider may offer free Linux hosting. Such plans are not advisable because they're typically from bargain-basement providers that won't be able to give you reliable service. Free or very cheap Linux hosting should be avoided.

If you require advanced functionality and control over your web hosting environment, it's especially important to not go with a budget provider. For example, if you need a plan that provides a virtual private server, opting for extremely cheap Linux VPS hosting would be a bad move.

HostPapa's Linux web hosting is full-featured, priced right, and flexible so you can add functionality and grow your website along with your business.

Reliable Performance

Linux is known for speed and stability. It's the adaptability of Linux that has made it so great for web servers and the capability it brings to address very specific issues, without concerning yourself with downtime.

The fact that it can be optimized and configured to address very specific performance requirements has enabled millions of stable web server deployments. If you have a stable CMS like WordPress running on a Linux server, it's likely that you will never see one second of downtime or even a temporary lag in performance due to server issues.

Advanced Technical Support

As an open-source OS, Linux has a very large network of developers that are part of an active support community. Plus, HostPapa has in-house Linux experts that have seen and solved all of the most common hosting issues.

Microsoft has good tech support too. In order to understand why Linux hosting beats Windows hosting in the category of technical support, we have to circle back to the cost. With our Linux-based hosting packages, customers get dedicated attention from HostPapa staff to solve any problems that arise. We offer self-help tutorials, one‑on‑one training sessions, and award-winning customer support.

When you get into the licensing fees and support contract costs associated with Microsoft products, there's no way Windows-hosting solutions can compete with Linux hosting on support. And, as we discussed, Linux gets the nod when it comes to flexibility, security, and overall cost as well!

Flexibility

The fact that Linux is open-source software and many of the website management tools available for that OS are also open-source has created flexibility that far exceeds that of Windows-based hosting.

A large number of available solutions developed for Linux web servers means you can deploy your site using the CMS you like most and handle management tasks using tools that fit your needs perfectly.

We're talking about freedom of choice.

While Windows-based solutions don't leave any gaps in web server functionality or scrimp on helpful tools, you won't find the wide range of choices that you get with Linux-based web hosting.

If you don't want to be locked into one company's software, but instead would rather have the flexibility to select from a huge array of solutions and decide which ones best suit your needs, Linux hosting is the way to go.

Linux Hosting with cPanel

One tool that has helped make Linux so popular as a hosting OS is called cPanel, an industry-leading control panel for managing web hosting.

It's web-based, so you can access it from anywhere, and it presents an intuitive interface that lets users create email accounts, install applications such as WordPress or Joomla!, and analyze web statistics. cPanel also helps users who want to avoid the Linux command line—as it provides an easy-to-use interface to manage your files, databases, and domains.

Ease of Use

If your interactions with a Linux-based system are all geared toward managing your website, it's hard to say that Windows is any easier to use. The main reason for that is cPanel and the Economy Linux hosting.

Economy Linux hosting with cPanel has been a game-changer in the world of web hosting, allowing millions of non-expert website owners to manage their sites with ease.

Linux hosting with cPanel is simple. It's by far the most popular control panel for managing a web hosting environment. You can control your site from anywhere because cPanel is a web-based application. Its straightforward interface makes it easy to install or remove applications, manage email accounts, and take charge of your entire web hosting environment.

Lower Cost

There are reliable, full-featured Linux distributions available for low costs. That means HostPapa can offer Linux web hosting for as little as ₨. 99 per month.

It's a nominal fee that handles basic administrative costs, but more importantly, it honestly reflects the true cost of the operating system being used.

As site owners need more space or advanced options, we're able to meet those requirements at reasonable rates. (The fact that we can offer Linux hosting at such a low rate and still include our helpful one-on-one coaching and world-class support is something we're very proud of at HostPapa!)

Some providers don't take such a straight-forward approach. There are two ways it can go.

  • A provider may price their service as if they were paying for Linux even though they're using a free Linux distribution. When a company charges you for something that they’re getting for free, alarm bells should sound.
  • A provider may offer free Linux hosting. Such plans are not advisable because they're typically from bargain-basement providers that won't be able to give you reliable service. Free or very cheap Linux hosting should be avoided.

If you require advanced functionality and control over your web hosting environment, it's especially important to not go with a budget provider. For example, if you need a plan that provides a virtual private server, opting for extremely cheap Linux VPS hosting would be a bad move.

HostPapa's Linux web hosting is full-featured, priced right, and flexible so you can add functionality and grow your website along with your business.

Reliable Performance

Linux is known for speed and stability. It's the adaptability of Linux that has made it so great for web servers and the capability it brings to address very specific issues, without concerning yourself with downtime.

The fact that it can be optimized and configured to address very specific performance requirements has enabled millions of stable web server deployments. If you have a stable CMS like WordPress running on a Linux server, it's likely that you will never see one second of downtime or even a temporary lag in performance due to server issues.

Advanced Technical Support

As an open-source OS, Linux has a very large network of developers that are part of an active support community. Plus, HostPapa has in-house Linux experts that have seen and solved all of the most common hosting issues.

Microsoft has good tech support too. In order to understand why Linux hosting beats Windows hosting in the category of technical support, we have to circle back to the cost. With our Linux-based hosting packages, customers get dedicated attention from HostPapa staff to solve any problems that arise. We offer self-help tutorials, one‑on‑one training sessions, and award-winning customer support.

When you get into the licensing fees and support contract costs associated with Microsoft products, there's no way Windows-hosting solutions can compete with Linux hosting on support. And, as we discussed, Linux gets the nod when it comes to flexibility, security, and overall cost as well!

Flexibility

The fact that Linux is open-source software and many of the website management tools available for that OS are also open-source has created flexibility that far exceeds that of Windows-based hosting.

A large number of available solutions developed for Linux web servers means you can deploy your site using the CMS you like most and handle management tasks using tools that fit your needs perfectly.

We're talking about freedom of choice.

While Windows-based solutions don't leave any gaps in web server functionality or scrimp on helpful tools, you won't find the wide range of choices that you get with Linux-based web hosting.

If you don't want to be locked into one company's software, but instead would rather have the flexibility to select from a huge array of solutions and decide which ones best suit your needs, Linux hosting is the way to go.

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Linux Hosting from HostPapa

HostPapa provides the best Linux hosting that's so easy to use, your site can be up and running in five minutes, and you won't need a technical expert sitting beside you to make it happen!

A web hosting service is only as good as the technologies it's built on and the tools it provides to help you get things done.

HostPapa's Linux hosting services excel in both those areas because we deploy best-in-class Linux software and offer seamless integration with industry-leading tools.

Your experience with Linux hosting will show you that it's easier than many people think to create a professional-looking, fast-loading website that's extremely easy to manage. We take care of all the technical stuff, so you can put all your energy into creating the best website design and content for your business!

Keep reading to find out what makes it a great web server operating system.

Once you find out how affordable, powerful, and easy to use Linux web hosting is, you'll be ready to start taking advantage of the most optimal hosting solution currently available to small businesses.

Who Should Use Linux Web Hosting and Why?

Anyone can use Linux hosting. You don't have to have experience with the Linux OS. You can begin setting up and managing a website within minutes.

Linux hosting is ideal for:

  • Small businesses that want an affordable way to engage with prospects and customers,
  • Companies that require advanced security to keep their customers' information safe,
  • Any business that needs to efficiently process sales transactions online,
  • Bloggers and other creative people who want to showcase their work on the web.

Linux shared web hosting and Linux dedicated hosting options exist, allowing site owners to initially take advantage of lower-cost options in which hosting resources are shared, and then scale up to a dedicated hosting environment when business growth requires an upgrade. Linux VPS hosting is available for those who require a virtual private server solution.

Basically, anyone seeking a low-cost option for high-performance web hosting is a perfect candidate for Linux server hosting.

What About Linux Reseller Hosting?

HostPapa offers plans that allow you to make money by reselling hosting services to your own clients.

Unlimited Linux reseller hosting means there's no cap on how far you can take your hosting reseller business. You could even start a full-service web hosting company, attract as many clients as desired, add value through web design or technical expertise, and set prices as you see fit. HostPapa has the best Linux reseller hosting plans available!

What Are the Advantages of Using Linux Hosting?

The benefits of using Linux web hosting are clear and align perfectly with small business owners' top three concerns: cost, reliability, and security.

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So, you want to get technical? At HostPapa, we pride ourselves on the power, security and reliability of our server architecture which means we love it when customers want to dig even deeper into our detailed specs.

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  • Number of websites
  • SSD storage
  • Bandwidth usage
  • Free domain registration†
  • Create the website of your dreams with builders and apps:
  • Website Builder Edition
  • Mobile-friendly responsive design templates
  • One-click app install (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal)
  • Stay connected with robust email features:
  • Email accounts
  • Email forwarding accounts
  • Email autoresponders
  • IMAP/IMAP-SSL connections
  • Private Nameservers
  • SMTP/SMTP-SSL connections
  • Email aliases
  • Email virus scanning
  • SpamAssassin spam protection
  • SpamExperts
  • Web Disk (WebDAV)
  • Business grade email available
  • Individual mailbox storage
  • Overall mailbox storage
  • Email sends per hour
  • Email attachment size
  • Sell products and generate revenue right from your website:
  • Free Joomla (1-click setup)
  • HostPapa Website Builder
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  • OS Commerce Cart (1-click setup)
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  • Increase website functionality with the latest software:
  • 24/7 FTP access
  • FTPS (SSL/TLS)
  • phpMyAdmin
  • MySQL 5.6 databases
  • PHP 5.6, 7.0 (Choose Your Version)
  • Blogs (WordPress, b2evolution +)
  • HostPapa Website Builder
  • WordPress (1-click setup)
  • Joomla (1-click setup)
  • Drupal (1-click setup)
  • Image Magick, NetPRM, GD
  • Softaculous script installer (400+ Scripts FREE)
  • Image galleries (Gallery2, Coppermine, & more)
  • Content management systems (PHPNuke, Mambo, Joomla!, Moodle, & more)
  • Wiki (Tiki Wiki & more)
  • Custom cron jobs
  • Custom error pages
  • Improve customer experience and search rankings with fast load speeds:
  • State-of-the-art performance servers and equipment
  • Enhanced SSD drives
  • Cloudflare Content Delivery Network - faster page load speeds
  • Rocket fast premium servers
  • More resources allocated per account
  • Fewer accounts on server
  • Enhanced performance
  • Grow your brand with added domains:
  • Hosted domains
  • Sub domains
  • Unlimited addon domains
  • Unlimited parked domains
  • International domains
  • Domain forwarding
  • Free registrar transfers
  • Easy account management and a user-friendly control panel:
  • HostPapa dashboard
  • cPanel control panel
  • Domain manager
  • Softaculous (1-Click Drupal, WordPress & Joomla Install)
  • Cloudflare Free CDN (Faster Page Loads)
  • DNS management
  • Easy web based file manager
  • Account statistics
  • Graphical web stats (AWstats)
  • Access to raw log files
  • Multiple FTP accounts
  • Keep your data and customer information safe and secure:
  • Server firewall, monitoring and intrusion detection
  • DDoS attack prevention and responses
  • Secured entrance/exit
  • RAID-10 redundancy
  • Redundant carriers
  • Network monitoring
  • Brute force detection
  • CloudLinux O/S protection
  • Patchman enhanced auto-security
  • ModSecurity
  • Let's Encrypt SSL
  • Advanced security features
  • Domain Privacy protection
  • Premium Wildcard SSL certificate
  • Automated Website Backup (1GB)
  • SiteLock Detect
  • Dedicated IP address
  • Server resources
  • 32 GB RAM Storage per server minimum
  • 32 core minimum per server
  • Award-winning customer support in four languages:
  • Award-winning PapaSquad Support team available 24/7
  • Free 30-minute training sessions
  • Free website migrations - handsfree
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  • CPU cores: 1 core
  • MySQL Usage: 1 core MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024 MB
  • Inodes: 150,000
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 500 MB
  • Table size: 250 MB

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  • Entry points: 20
  • CPU cores: 2 cores
  • MySQL Usage: 2 core MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024MB
  • Inodes: 300,000
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 1000MB
  • Table size: 500MB

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  • Entry points: 40
  • CPU cores: 4 cores
  • MySQL Usage: 4 cores MySQL
  • Memory per process: 1024MB
  • Inodes: 450,000 inodes
  • Minimum Cron Job Interval: 30 minutes
  • Database size: 2000MB
  • Table size: 1000MB

Frequently Asked Questions

Linux web hosting is a way of leveraging the power of the popular UNIX-based operating system⁠—Linux⁠—to run servers that house one or more websites.

Linux was designed for intensive processing in a multi-user environment. It's a robust, secure, high-performance foundation for running your CMS and all the tools needed to manage your website.

Your computer probably runs on Windows or Mac OS. Those are operating systems⁠—software that manages the communication between your applications and your hardware. They are vital in running all the productivity applications you use to keep your business humming along.

But neither of those operating systems is very good as a hosting platform.

The always-running, processor-intensive usage that characterizes web hosting is better suited to an OS that was made for that kind of work, and Linux fills the role perfectly.

Website hosting on Linux servers is the best option for anyone who wants a fast-loading website that's secure, reliable, and easy to manage.

Linux runs more efficiently, consuming far fewer resources than other operating systems. That makes it extremely stable. Also, industry-leading CMS platforms like WordPress are optimized to run on Linux.

Linux is open-source software, which means the entire community of users is authorized to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. The fact that open-source software products are developed in a collaborative way has allowed many to offer advanced functionality that outshines that of competitors' conventionally developed products.

Linux is often provided to users differently than standard, commercial software. It's typically bundled with a package management system, comprising what is known as a Linux distribution.

A Linux distribution is a version of the open-source Linux operating system that is packaged with other components, such as an installation program, management tools, and additional software.

Linux distributions are easier for users to deploy than the traditional open-source version of Linux. Most distributions eliminate the need for users to manually compile a complete Linux operating system from source code, a process that can be very complicated. Because a Linux distribution is created and supported by a specific vendor, the software is packaged with tools that make installation (and every other admin task) incredibly easy.

While you'll have some choice as to which Linux distribution to use for web hosting, it’s safest to stick to what your service provider suggests. At HostPapa, we prefer an extremely powerful and easy-to-use free Linux distribution called CentOS.

If you're already familiar with Linux, there's a good chance you know your way around another very popular distribution called Ubuntu. In that case, it would be an excellent choice. Ubuntu has ample support for a lot of web applications, an active development community, and a reputation for being easy to use. Like CentOS and some other popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu is free.

Yes. Despite the fact that Linux is very different from Windows and Mac OS, your hosting OS puts no restrictions on the operating system that visitors can use when they access your site.

Your website content is sent out using standard languages (HTML, XML) that web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge can read. Anyone using a standard browser, regardless of the type of computer it's running on, will be able to see a site that's hosted on a Linux server.

The answer is yes and no but mostly no.

There are countless tools available to help people who are managing a website with Linux hosting. Every task you can imagine, from file management and image editing to security monitoring and researching website analytics, can be accomplished with a free or low-cost Linux application. The tools you need most will definitely be included in any popular distribution you select.

That being said, Linux has a command-line interface that you may find yourself using from time to time.

There's a fairly simple set of commands you can use to add, delete, and move files, create folders, and perform other basic functions. If you can't stand typing instructions, that's no problem. Practically every Linux distribution comes with a graphic interface that will put you back into the world of menus, dialog boxes, and OK buttons that you may prefer.

Let's look at how Linux stacks up against Windows as a web hosting OS. Both operating systems have their strengths, but when you break it down based on the factors most important to website owners, the decision about which to choose becomes easier to make.

Cost
We've discussed how service providers can offer Linux web hosting for very low rates—it's possible because there are great free Linux distributions available. If a provider has to pay for the operating system that their hosting servers run, they will pass that cost on to you, usually with a hefty markup.

That's what happens when you purchase Windows hosting.

Providers who offer Windows-based web hosting have to pay for a Windows license. That means you pay for the Windows license.

They also get locked into Microsoft technologies like ASP, .NET, and Microsoft SQL Server. Guess what? You will help pay for those licenses too.

Considering that you can get the same or better functionality from Linux-based web servers as you can using Windows-based solutions, in the cost category, Linux hosting is the clear winner.

HostPapa's top executives have over 70 years of combined experience in web hosting services, allowing us to build and offer products high above the competition. Our award-winning Customer Services Director has built one of the best support centres in the web hosting business, allowing us to maintain a 24/7/365 customer support experience. Also, HostPapa is the only web hosting company offering dedicated one-on-one sessions with web hosting specialists to help you get started.

Think of web hosting as renting a piece of land to build an online presence. When you buy web hosting you are buying space and resources on a server needed to build and present a website. HostPapa's web hosting plan gives you the space and a ton of support features, tools and expert support so you can have the website of your dreams.

HostPapa offers many great tools that can help you make a professional website. Our favourite is the HostPapa Website Builder which is included free with all shared web hosting plans. HostPapa’s Website Builder will help you get a professional-looking website off the ground in minutes. You can also use WordPress, Joomla! or any of the many website building tools offered for free with our 1-click script installer, Softaculous.

cPanel is an industry-leading, web-based control panel for web hosting control. It’s a one-stop-shop for easily creating email accounts, installing applications such as WordPress or Joomla, analyzing web and visitor statistics, and managing your overall web hosting environment. cPanel also allows you to manage your files, databases and domains.

HostPapa is pleased to offer our clients a free domain registration when they sign up for a minimum one-year term. The free domain registration offer is valid with all annual plans for the first year you are a HostPapa client.

HostPapa's web hosting plans are feature-rich and have been crafted to offer a wide range of tools and services for beginners, to expert webmasters, and everyone in between. All you have to do is pick a plan based on the features that you want. If you change your mind you can always contact our 24/7/365 support team and they will get you setup with the solution that you choose. HostPapa also offers addon options so you can customize the perfect web hosting solution - just for you!

All HostPapa customers receive access to our free, proprietary Hostpapa Dashboard which will allow you to easily manage your billing, domains and addon services in addition to being your gateway to HostPapa’s award-winning team of PapaSquad customer service and support representatives. Of course, the HostPapa Dashboard is also where you’ll get the latest HostPapa news, account notifications, promotions and exclusive customer-only discounts.

Rocket Fast Premium Servers (included in the Business Pro web hosting plan) have up to 300% better performance than regular servers with double the RAM and double the hard drives.

Of course! We’ll handle the entire process for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. Best of all? We’ll do it free of charge. Just make sure you don’t cancel your current web hosting account until you speak to us. After you’ve completed your HostPapa purchase, just login to your HostPapa Dashboard and open a support ticket with information about your current web hosting situation, and we’ll take it from there.

Welcome to the HostPapa family! After signing up with HostPapa, you will receive two emails at the address you provided on the signup form: a signup email and a billing notification email.

Once the payment is processed you will receive a welcome email with your login information (all the information you need to access your HostPapa hosting account), along with useful links to help you get started. When you receive this email your hosting account is ready for use.

IMPORTANT: Please check your junk mail folder as well as your Inbox. If 24 hours have passed and you have not received all of these emails, please contact us at sales@hostpapasupport.com.

With our Business and Business Pro plans you can host as many domains and websites as you like. With our Starter plan you can host up to two websites, which is why it’s perfect for new business or startups that are in need of an online presence fast and economically. And of course, as you grow, you are more than welcome to upgrade to a more powerful and flexible plan to suit your expanding business needs.

HostPapa is pleased to offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on our web hosting plans. For more information please see our Cancellation Policy.

  • The initial discounted pricing applies to the first billing cycle for new online orders only and does not apply to renewals or upgrades. Price is subject to change.
  • Unlimited as it applies to regular small business use, in accordance with our Acceptable Use Policy.

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