As the use of internet is becoming the main trend in the world, more and more businesses are established in the world of internet and more and more people would find that purchasing the products of services from the online business would be good because they do not need to spend a lot of time to walk here and there. As a result, online business would need to use server to protect the information of the clients so that their clients would be loyal to the online business.
There are many suitable platforms of the server in the internet world and the two most famous platforms would surely be the Microsoft and the Linux platform. Both of them would have their unique advantages and some drawbacks as well. But the fact is that in the world nowadays, over 70% of the servers are run by the Linux platform and many people in the world would like to set up online forums or website to introduce the benefits of using the Linux servers. Therefore, you have to know something about the reasons behind the popularity of the Linux server, which is regarded as a great helper to the online small businesses.
First of all, the Linux server would have the open source code. This would enable people to share the program codes conveniently to work together and build good websites. Many people would be selfish and they would not be willing to share the success of their business. However, they forget that this kind of sharing would indirectly promote the business and so sharing the programs which are useful would be helpful for people to extend the fame of the business and make more loyal fans.
On the other hand, the cost of the Linux server would be more affordable because the technology used by the Linux server is more generalized so that the cost of maintenance of the server would not be as high as that of the Microsoft ones. To small businesses, cost would be one of the focuses so the lowering of cost would enable the online business owners to save the cost of the web hosting.
As mentioned above, the Linux platform is widely used by people. Therefore, the support from people on the internet would be wonderful. As you know, web hosts would have to deal with a lot of problems from the clients and they would not have the time to discuss deeply with every client in some cases. Therefore, the great support from the online forums or website about Linux servers would be great for small business owners to get the suitable solution and maintain the website for the business. Without the proper support, the small business owners might need to shut down the website for a period of time in order to get help and this would add burden to the vulnerable small businesses.
Therefore, Linux server is very popular nowadays and in the foreseeable future the chance for other servers to take over Linux server is not likely.