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What is open source hosting?
Open source hosting is a service that uses open-source technologies to connect your website to the internet, such as servers, cloud infrastructure, and programming languages. These hosts typically support open-source software, such as WordPress.
Host your open-source project hassle-free
Choose hosting optimized for the most resilient open-source technologies in the industry
Nexcess gives you all of the features of proprietary software without the hassle and fees
Optimized for speed
We could drop a bunch of tech lingo like advanced caching and multiple CDNs, but what you really need to know is that we make your website really fast. Count on it.
Security that lets you rest easy
Not all updates are created equal. Our advanced security and plugin monitoring exposes vulnerabilities and prevents them from taking down your site.
Support that has your back, and then some
We love assisting our customers. It’s why so many trust us. Our expert staff is ready to help you day or night. And yes, you get to talk to a real, live human.
Open source hosting FAQs
Usually, open source refers to software that is available for everyone to use, modify and share. The open-source philosophy is that software source code should be “open” and available to everyone.
Source code is what powers your website. It uses a human-readable programming language to tell a website what to do. You can see an example of source code by right-clicking on a web page and clicking “inspect.”
Yes, but you can take precautions to make sure security is airtight. Choosing a strong hosting provider is essential. Nexcess hardens your website’s security by updating your software immediately, installing critical patches, and monitoring 24/7/365.
LAMP is an acronym that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python. These are application stacks that power a very huge chunk of the internet. Every program within LAMP is open source.
It is any software platform (complete with an ecosystem and tools) that employs an open-source approach. Open-source platform examples include WordPress, Magento, Android, and CraftCMS.
When it comes to open source vs proprietary, it comes down to ownership. Proprietary software is copyrighted and can only be used by purchasing a license. Adobe Photoshop is proprietary software. Open-source software, on the other hand, has a free public license. Linux is open-source software.
You’ll find plenty of support in community forums, but that can eat up your time. For faster resolutions, Nexcess hosting has experts on deck 24/7/365 so you don’t have to spend hours combing through forums.
At the end of the day there are few things that provide a client with more peace of mind than knowing that when they encounter an issue, they will receive exceptional support from their service provider. The Nexcess team offers exceptional support. Very happy client here.
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As an account manager it is always a pleasure working with Nexcess on client projects! The team at Nexcess is consistently reliable, responsive, and customer success oriented!
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