Last updated: December 29, 2018
Fedora Hosting: Who’s The Best For VPS and Dedicated?
What Is Fedora Hosting?Fedora Core—now called Fedora—is much more than an operating system, powered by Red Hat as an open source, frequently updated software collection. Be sure your hosting provider supports it, and that you use a compatible package management system for installation.
A Brief History On “Fedora Core”At first, the name “Fedora Core” for an operating system may seem odd, until you learn it’s owned by software company Red Hat, and became a replacement of sorts for Red Hat Linux, which was discontinued in 2004. Fedora Core—now simply called Fedora—is basically an operating system, but technically, it’s a collection of general purpose software that includes an operating system.
How Will Fedora Work As Your Server-based OS?Fedora software is Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)-based, which means it’s collected in the RPM package management system. This kind of system saves a system administrator the trouble of having to manually install and maintain software. The Fedora Core (or Fedora) software collection includes, as stated:
- an operating system
- Mozilla Firefox (web browser)
- LibreOffice (a free, open source office suite comparable to Microsoft Office)
- Empathy (instant messaging)
- GIMP (photo editing)