Linux Hosting

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

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

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Planning to develop a revolutionary software or website? It’s time to setup your own Linux hosting! With HostPapa’s one-click-install Linux hosting you don’t need to be a technical expert, you just need 5 minutes! Pick the best Linux tool for you, they’re all included for FREE in your HostPapa hosting plan.

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  • CloudLinux servers
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All Essential Features

  • Free Website Transfer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Free one-on-one training
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Unlimited Website Builder
  • 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 unlimited pages
  • 4x more CPU and MYSQL resources

Security Enhancements

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

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Optimized Linux Hosting that fits your needs

Linux hosting from HostPapa

At HostPapa, we take your web hosting needs seriously, this is why we’ve partnered with the leading tools and technologies so that your Linux experience is not only fast-loading and easy-to-use, but so that you don’t have pay extra for it as well!

Get up and running in seconds with the best Linux hosting platforms in just 1-click. We’ll worry about the technical stuff, you only have to worry about doing what you do best, creating the best site or product!

What is Linux Web Hosting?

Just like Windows XP and Mac OS X, Linux is an operating system. An operating system is a software that manages the communication between your software and your hardware.

Linux is popular because there are many free versions and it consumes less resources than Windows operating system. Most popular web hosting control panel, cPanel, runs on Linux. Also, WordPress and other PHP web applications run well on Linux.

What is the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting?

Both Windows hosting and Linux hosting have their own advantages and differ in functionalities: Linux hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Windows hosting, on the other hand, uses Windows as the servers' operating system and offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL).

If I use a web host that runs Linux will Windows users be able to see my website?

Yes. Linux and Windows are two different operating systems, but the operating system that you use on your computer shouldn’t determine your choice of hosting. Whether you use Linux or Windows hosting, the website will send out information using standard languages (HTML, XML) that a browser like Internet Explorer or FireFox can read. It makes no difference for someone using Windows to see a website running on a Linux server and vice versa.

What are the advantages of using Linux hosting?

Linux offers a lower cost of development than because most web hosts use a free version of Linux. Linux, as an open source operating system, is friendly and versatile for its users; if a problem is found such as a security flaw, anyone with the skills can fix it and send out the patch. Linux is also features a command-line interface which doesn't waste a lot of system resources. Thus, with 32 or 64 MB of RAM a Linux machine can still run multiple programs with perfect stability. Also, as a Linux user you will have the backup and shared experience of a very active and supportive community of users.

What is the difference between CGI and CGI-BIN?

CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI is not a programming language; it defines how data is transmitted between software and databases to the web page.

CGI programs can be written using a variety of languages, such as Perl, C, PHP and others.

A CGI-bin is a folder used to house scripts that will interact with a Web browser to provide functionality for a Web page or website. Common. As scripts are sent from a server to a Web browser, the CGI-bin is often referenced in a url.

What is 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 programs, management tools and additional software.

Linux distributions are often easier for users to deploy than the traditional open source version of Linux, because most distributions eliminate the need for users to manually compile a complete Linux operating system from source code, and because a specific vendor often supports them.

Which Linux distribution is better for beginners?

Generally it’s safest to stick to what your service provider is offering, which is probably going to be CentOS.

Ubuntu is an excellent secondary choice; it has ample support for a lot of web applications, an active development community, and a reputation for being easy to use. It’s also free.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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