VPSLink Adds Gentoo Linux to VPS Web Hosting Plans

02:27:20 - 14 July 2006

Virtual Private Server Web hosting provider VPSLink, (www.vpslink.com), announced that it has added Gentoo Linux to its VPS product line. VPSLink is designed specifically for Linux power users, providing cutting edge technology at ultra-competitive prices.

Stephen Koenig, Director of Research & Development, describes Gentoo as "perhaps one of the most customizable Linux distributions available." VPSLink Gentoo plans feature a minimalist installation, including GCC and SSHD. This is commonly referred to as a Stage 3 Install. Koenig noted that users will definitely need to be comfortable compiling applications to take advantage of Gentoo.

Portage is the heart of Gentoo, and runs a large portion of the operating system. Specifically Portage is the software distribution system for Gentoo. To add new applications, or update existing ones, Portage must be used. More than 10,000 packages currently exist in Portage. To update your system to the latest version of all applications simply type 'emerge -uD world' and everything is up to date. For complete details on VPSLink's Gentoo VPS plans, please visit http://gentoo-vps.com.

VPSLink provides budget Virtual Private Server (VPS) web hosting solutions from their datacenter in Seattle, WA. VPS technologies allow users to be isolated inside of their own virtual environment, providing all of the administrative access previously only available on a traditional dedicated server. VPSLink is focused on cutting edge open source technologies. VPSLink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spry Hosting.

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