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At Turbo Servers, we're able to seamlessly integrate powerful web applications for our clients by utilising LAMP (commonly Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), a harmonious collection of server-side resources, on all of our Linux-empowered VPS platforms. Operating in concert, this cogent array of resources allows us to deliver a most stable, effective hosting environment.

Also of potential interest to those considering a dedicated server platform, are BAMP systems, which substitute FreeBSD in place of Linux. (For more on the history of BSD, see the side bar at right.)

Linux Operating System

At the very core of our Linux-based VPSes is CentOS, an outstanding open-source distribution of Linux especially suited for web servers (primarily because it's based on a leading, commercial, Enteprise-grade Linux distribution). Still more flexibility is possible on dedicated platforms, where we offer a broad range of OS options, most of which are suitable for a LAMP (or BAMP) environment.

Apache HTTP Server

Mirroring our open-source operating systems effort is the utilisation of the Apache HTTP server, the most widely used web server on the planet. Apache allows us to offer everything from convenient server logs and reports to extensible, compiled modules for ease-of-implementation and increased efficiency.

MySQL® Database Management

Because we utilise MySQL®, a powerful Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), our clients are limited only by their imaginations at the database level! Literally hundreds of thousands of web-based applications are powered by MySQL®, a testament to it's flexibility and speed.

PHP Integration

Used for dynamic content applications and server-side scripting, the PHP programming language is vital in today's Web 2.0 world. Because we offer it at Turbo Servers, our clients can feel comfortable about expanding their websites to practically any degree imaginable. And, for those who prefer to consider the P to include Perl or Python, support for both languages is included in every LAMP/BAMP system we offer.

Did you know?

BSD LogoThe Berkeley Software Distribution (or, as it is better known, BSD,) has a long and interesting history, and in fact very significantly predates Linux as an essentially "open source" operating system. The first releases of BSD, however, were not entire OSes, but were, rather, add-ons to Version 6 Unix (the first version of Unix to be widely released beyond Bell Labs).

The first release of BSD, created by Bill Joy (who would later become a founder of Sun Microsystems) in 1977, was simply called (the) first Berkeley Software Distribution (1BSD). Particularly interesting is that 1BSD included the ex line editor, which eventually was expanded into the "gold-standard" of Unix text editors, vi. BSD essentially became a full OS (a modified Version 7 Unix) in 1983, with the release of 2.9BSD.

BSD development continued at Berkeley until 1995, but was interrupted for nearly two years between 1992 and 1994 due to an injunction granted to AT&T subsidiary Unix Systems Laboratories, as part of a larger lawsuit regarding copyright claims over the BSD code. Some suggest that the lawsuit, which effectively halted development of free, Intel-based variants of BSD, is largely responsible for the rise of Linux (which of course was not encumbered). Despite Linux's popularity, however, BSD has managed to endure as a widely-used Unix-type OS, finding itself at the software core of many of our clients' dedicated server platforms.

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