Slackware is a traditional Linux distribution and is a stable and reliable platform. The software was originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991 and later released by Patrick Volkerding in 1993 with its primary focus being on stability and ease of use. Slackware VPS combines both the features and makes the application more powerful with its scalability and reliability in a virtual environment.
Features of Slackware VPS:
The Application can be Deployed Quickly and is Ready for use Instantly.
- Allows on demands reboots and operating system reloads at any point of time
- Gives complete administrative control of the server including the software and other applications
- Offers daily backup with snapshots, clone, data center migration, allows own backup and data restore and many more
- Features like access to SSH console, reverse DNS and more
- It is compatible to software that runs on dedicated servers and includes Apache, MySQL, POSTFIX, Nginx, Webmin, PowerDNS, MariaDB and many more
- It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Slackware is an ideal tool for the advanced users and newcomers may find it a bit complicated and are recommended to use Linux Mint or Ubuntu. The most recent version is the Slackware 14.2 version and it was released in June 2016. There is no set release schedule and the versions are developed as and when needed.
Slackware is one of the earliest available Linux VPS server distributors and is highly stable and does not necessitate frequent releases of new versions. The biggest advantage with Slackware is its simplicity and gives users complete control. It is a clean system with minimum use of tools that can be provisioned only if required. It is an ideal choice for the Linux veterans but is not recommended for a shared server and desktop installation.