UNIX hosting is where a company places it
servers at an offsite secure data center to be managed by
another company. It is referred to as UNIX hosting because the
operating system on these servers is UNIX.
UNIX Hosting Providers
UNIX hosting tends to be used where
reliability and high-performance are more critical than the
lowest upfront cost. UNIX hosting providers tend to be more
technically oriented and most of the systems are custom
designed. For many companies that use UNIX as their operating
system of choice the hardest decision is whether to maintain the
system internally or outsource it to a UNIX hosting provider.
The decision revolves around whether the internal IT resources
are best used maintaining the system or on high value added
UNIX Hosting Benefits
For most companies outsourcing their UNIX
hosting needs is an economic decision as the hosting provider
supports multiple customers so they are less expensive than
doing it internally and they have the redundant power, Internet
and climate control capabilities to prevent costly downtime.