Slackware Linux Cloud Servers

Slackware Linux, created by Patrick Volkerding in 1992, is the oldest surviving Linux distribution. Forked from the now-discontinued SLS project, Slackware 1.0 came on 24 floppy disks and was built on top of Linux kernel version 0.99pl11-alpha. It quickly became the most popular Linux distribution, with some estimates putting its market share to as much as 80% of all Linux installations in 1995. Its popularity decreased dramatically with the arrival of Red Hat Linux and other, more user-friendly distributions, but Slackware Linux still remains a much-appreciated operating system among the more technically-oriented system administrators and desktop users.

Slackware Linux is a highly technical, clean distribution, with only a very limited number of custom utilities. It uses a simple, text-based system installer and a comparatively primitive package management system that does not resolve software dependencies. As a result, Slackware is considered one of the cleanest and least buggy distributions available today - the lack of Slackware-specific enhancements reduces the likelihood of new bugs being introduced into the system. All configuration is done by editing text files. There is a saying in the Linux community that if you learn Red Hat, you'll know Red Hat, but if you learn Slackware, you'll know Linux. This is particularly true today when many other Linux distributions keep developing heavily customized products to meet the needs of less technical Linux users.

vServer Center's Slackware Linux Cloud Server is a Slackware Virtual Server that is served by a computing resource pool (aka Cloud) consists of redundant network switches, redundant enterprise class data storage systems, redundant high end physical computer servers, and VMware server virtualization and cloud computing software. Each of our Slackware Linux Cloud Servers has its own dedicated operating system and maintains the same functionality as traditional physical computers. Our VMware Slackware Linux Cloud Servers support High Availability (HA). If a physical computer fails, your Slackware Linux cloud server will be automatically switched to other live physical computers. We guarantee 100% server uptime!

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vServer Center's Slackware Linux Server hosting features:

  • Dedicated Operating System: Customers can have their favorite operating systems. The Operating System can be changed or upgraded at anytime; Operating Systems supported: Windows server 2012, Windows server 2008, Windows server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8; Linux CentOS, Ubuntu Server, Debian Linux, Linux Fedora, Linux openSUSE, Slackware Linux, FreeBSD Server, and more.
  • VMware vCenter Control Panel: With VMware vCenter Control Panel customers can self install server OS, self reboot servers, self re-install or upgrade server OS, and access server console remotely;
  • Full Administrative Access: Customers will have root access for the Unix server or full administrative access for the Windows server; Customers can install any software or application on their servers;
  • High Availability: If a physical computer fails, customers' VMware cloud servers will be automatically switched to other live physical computers;
  • UnMetered Bandwidth: Customers get a fixed monthly bill. No surprise bandwidth charge for any month;
  • High performance: VMware Performance Benchmarks test scores are even higher than some low and medium level Physical Servers;
  • Enterprise Class SAN storage systems and high end physical servers. All live data drives are fiber channel or SAS drives. All live data are protected by dual parity disks plus two additional hot spare disks. All SAN storage volumes are Snap Mirrored to another Enterprise SAN storage system;
  • Full featured VMware enterprise software: Customers' VMware cloud servers are served by VMware Service Provider vCloud Premier Service Provider bundle enterprise software;
  • Unlimited DNS hosting: Free easy to use web based cPanel DNS manager; Hosting unlimited number of domain names and unlimited number of DNS zones and records;
  • 100% Uptime Guaranteed! Our enterprise class cloud servers are so reliable, we guarantee 100% cloud server uptime!
  • SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) certified Data Center includes redundant diesel power generators, power UPSes, environmental cooling systems, multi-level security, and pre-action fire suppression systems.
  • 24x7x365 USA based live tech support by phone, web portal, and email;

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