What is a Linux Server?

A Linux server is a server that runs the open-source Linux operating system. It gives companies a low-cost way to deliver content, software, and services to their customers. Linux users profit from a large group of tools and supporters because it is open-source.

Each “flavor” of Linux server is designed with different uses in mind:

If you’re running a web server, chances are it is running CentOS®.

If your application serves thousands of users — or more — you’ll want something designed to handle that kind of volume, such as Red Hat® Enterprise or Ubuntu server.

If that seems like overkill for your business needs, a TurnKey Linux single-purpose server might be sufficient.

Cloud infrastructure is often Linux-based.

A Linux server is a server that runs the open-source Linux operating system. It gives companies a low-cost way to deliver content, software, and services to their customers. Linux users profit from a large group of resources and advocates because it is open-source.

Many enterprises are reducing the number of servers they operate by consolidating data centers and switching to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) where possible, instead of delegating server management to cloud service providers, according to research firm IDC.