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November 10, 2011

NetHosting to Support Fedora 16, an Open-Source Operating System

NetHosting, a provider of cloud, dedicated server, VPS server and virtual hosting solutions announced that its hosting products will support the Fedora Project’s newest distribution, Fedora 16, an open-source operating system.

NetHosting CEO, Lane Livingston said in a release, “In our goal to educate and empower our customers to customize the best hosting platform for their needs, we are pleased to provide an extensive list of operating systems to choose from, including the most recent Fedora release.”

According to company sources it has provided customer hosting services for enterprises of every size. Its products include a broad range of cloud hosting and storage options besides dedicated, managed, and virtual hosting services.

Fedora is a free operating system used by a global community of volunteer users and developers. It is optimized to provide security, stability, and ease-of-use. It was used recently as the foundation for derivative distributions of open source software such as Red Hat (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux.

The general release of Fedora 16, code-named “Verne,” was made only after the alpha and beta releases of the popular Linux-based operating system. It was tested by volunteer users to locate and fix bugs and problems, revealed officials.

Fedora’s final release incorporates many new updates, such as support for Windows installation and Xen Dom0, and a switch to Grub2. The Fedora 14 release, dubbed Laughlin, is expected to be available and maintained for one month after the release of version 16.

Other operating systems supported on NetHosting’s hosting products include CentOS 6, FreeBSD, Ubuntu (News - Alert), Debian, DirectAdmin, cPanel, and Windows.

In August 2011 NetHosting, announced that it has upgraded its current cPanel hosting offering by integrating market-leading backup software and select cloud capabilities with the standard functionality of its cPanel product.

According to officials R1 Soft Remote Backup and CloudLinux was integrated with the cPanel hosting products to offer a tremendous advantage to the standard cPanel user and to boost the value of our products even further.

With R1 Soft Backup, NetHosting’s cPanel customers will be able to schedule automated backups of critical data to protect against hardware failure and human error, among other forms of data loss.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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