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Using Open Source Apps to Build A Custom VPS Solution

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Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

Using a VPS network to store your company data is a cost-effective decision. However, finding the right VPS applications can be tough. Many companies will explore a variety of options and then settle on a vendor. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at three open source apps that you can use to cultivate the perfect custom VPS cloud solution using a Linux operating system.


The first open source app that we’ll look at is called iRedMail. The iRedMail app makes it easy to house your own email system completely on a private network. What sets iRedMail apart from other more traditional email systems is that it’s easy to install, manage, and deploy to your team. 


Another open source app to consider is Matomo. Matomo is your go-to stand-alone tool for monitoring analytical data. Having a stand-alone analytic system can be particularly helpful if you don’t want to invest in a larger group of applications like what Google offers. Small organizations will still be able to track key performance indicators including site-speed tests, geolocation reporting, goal tracking, and other important productivity data.


The third and final open source app that we want to discuss today is Nextcloud. Nextcloud is the ultimate option in open source office management. Some of the landmark features include quick file sharing and user friendly collaboration between your team members. These features are made more accessible through Nextcloud’s desktop and mobile friendly client versions.

Get Exactly What You Need and Want

Now that we’ve taken a look at three open source applications, it’s important to remember that you are building a VPS solution that meets all of your organization’s needs and some of the wants. While a lot of VPS vendors will provide software packages, the drawback to these solutions is that they may not provide everything that your company needs to thrive. Don’t be afraid to build your own VPS solution with these open source apps and more.

Partner with Experts in Linux VPS

As you begin building your company’s custom VPS solution, remember that you aren’t going through these changes on your own. The team of Solar VPS is ready to help you build the best possible cloud based computing option. Find out how Solar VPS can help your business save time and money. We offer a variety of options to support iOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Contact us today!

Is Linux Cloud Better Than Windows Cloud Hosting?

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Are you deciding between Windows and Linux cloud hosting? Not sure which one fits best for your requirements? You need to understand the pros and cons of both systems so that you can make an informed decision. When you choose Windows cloud hosting, you get a simple installation, configuration, and excellent support. On the other hand, when you go with Linux cloud hosting, you are working with an open-source operating system with a lot of support and lower costs.


You need to go with the model that satisfies your business model and needs. While the Windows operating system comes with many features that you pay for, Linux is open source and gives you lot of control for free. The hardware in both cases could be a single host-computer connected to an internal network or external hardware services on the cloud.

Advantages of Windows Cloud Hosting

Windows cloud hosting does have some compelling advantages. You pay for the services, and you get better support than open-sourced Linux, since Linux is community developed and supported. All your Windows applications such as Outlook, Office, etc., will integrate with Windows servers right away. If you use Windows software, it makes sense to opt for a Windows cloud environment. On the whole, a Windows cloud hosting solution is considered to be a complete package that is quick to set up.

Benefits of Linux Cloud Hosting

Linux is an open-source operating system, and you can change and update its source code based on your needs. You can modify the source code, add features, or fix bugs. Because of its open source nature, it is free. You only need to pay for technical support to install and maintain the program if needed. Linux also has the advantage of being compatible with other open-source software products and, therefore, provides a quick interface with seamless adoption. Linux servers typically use fewer computer resources since they are designed to run lean. Additionally, between Windows and Linux, Linux seems to be a low-profile target for hackers.

Hosting Plans at Solar VPS

At Solar VPS, we provide you with both Linux and Windows cloud hosting plans. You can deploy five different Linux flavors, namely CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or CloudLinux. You can use Linux Cloud for LAMP development and DNS hosting. You can deploy Windows 2008 or 2012 when you opt for our Windows hosting package. A Windows cloud is excellent for Windows development, Remote Desktop/VDI, Forex trading, SQL server hosting or Game server hosting. At Solar VPS, we provide one of the best Linux and Windows cloud hosting plans. We supplement these plans with exceptional technical support. Our support team will be available for troubleshooting and providing a comprehensive solution in the event you run into any issues. When you sign up with Solar VPS, you can customize your hosting plan and increase your allotted resources with the click of a button. You can also scale down your resource allocation if needed. Be assured you only pay for what you need. Contact us today and set up your Linux or Windows cloud solution.

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Solar VPS Announces New Linux and Windows Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) Price Structure


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New Pricing Makes Solar VPS The Most Cost-Effective Cloud Web Hosting Provider on the Market

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Clifton, NJ – On November 19, Web Hosting provider Solar VPS released a new Linux and Windows Virtual Private Server pricing plan designed to be the most cost-effective Cloud VPS hosting solution available.

With the new structure in place, users will now pay $17.50 per month for a Linux VPS with 2GB of RAM, 20GB of disk space, 1TB of bandwidth and 1 CPU core. Windows Cloud VPS hosting starts at $22.50 monthly for the same resource allocation. Competing VPS providers, such as Linode, offer Linux VPS accounts from $19.95, but with fewer resources. 1&1 offers Windows VPS accounts from $29, but also with fewer resources than the new Solar VPS packages.