Different Operating Systems and Software


As the online world moves away from physical servers toward cloud hosting services, there are so many different operating systems and software options to choose from. Certain apps and technologies are better suited to enrich the functionality of businesses using cloud hosting.

  1. cPanel/WHM

cPanel and WHM (WebHost Manager) is known for being the most reliable and intuitive control panel on the market. cPanel is designed for end users, while WHM is more suited to system administrators and resellers. cPanel and WHM allows businesses to save money on labour by automating and minimising the system administrator workload and letting the business focus on other matters. The interface provides easy and comprehensive navigation for unpractised users and professionals alike.

  1. Plesk Web Admin

Plesk is another quality web hosting control panel. The Plesk Web Admin Edition is great for the basic management of websites, while further editions offer more flexibility to build, secure and run highly optimised and customised websites. Plesk allows you to automate functions to help run websites and businesses smoothly all from one platform.

  1. Softaculous

Softaculous is an Auto Installer that easily integrates into control panels. With 447 quality scripts, 1115 PHP classes and more being added to this day, it is one of the leading Auto Installers chosen by web hosting professionals. Softaculous allows users to install applications with a single click of a button, offering huge benefits when it comes to convenience and time-saving.

  1. Microsoft SQL

Microsoft SQL Server is a database management system that stores and retrieves data as requested by other software applications. Different editions suit different markets and workloads, with MS SQL Web being most suited for web applications. MS SQL Standard offers a wide range of features for data management, running applications and supporting common development tools for cloud, enabling businesses to conserve IT resources.

  1. Microsoft Office

MS Office is an integrated suite of programs and services designed to work together to allow optimised information sharing and work productivity. It is the comprehensive tool for businesses using cloud servers, as only one license needs to be purchased and distributed across the cloud server. Applications offered by MS Office Standard are Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher. MS Office ProPlus is a more advanced edition that offers Access in addition to the software included in Office Standard, as well as services such as Skype for Business.

Combining the best systems and software for optimised business

Choosing the best applications for your needs starts with your operating system. Certain operating systems will support different software. cPanel is a Linux-based control panel and is only available for CentOS, CloudLinux, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Plesk is applicable on any operating system, including Linux-based operating systems such as Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CloudLinux as well as Windows operating systems.

Whether you choose cPanel or Plesk, you are choosing a reliable control panel that will integrate with most other software applications. A business can save costs, time and labour resources by utilising the right software for their environment. Contact Cloud.co.za for more information today!

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