Hivelocity adds AlmaLinux to custom server options

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Hivelocity, a global provider of Dedicated Server and Private Cloud solutions, has announced new options to their premium custom server which now include AlmaLinux OS. As an open-source Linux distribution, it is developed for and around the CloudLinux community. AlmaLinux provides users a supported, stable, and free, enterprise-grade OS alternative to distributions such as Red Hat and Fedora. The spiritual successor to CentOS, AlmaLinux promises the same compatibility and functionality of its predecessor but with ongoing support from the experts behind CloudLinux.

“At Hivelocity, we’re all about giving our customers the tools they need to succeed,” says Nate Kennison, DevOps Engineer at Hivelocity. “By offering a wider variety of RHEL compatible Linux distributions, like AlmaLinux, we’re making it easier for our customers to build and maintain systems that best serve the needs of their business. In an industry that’s ever changing, it’s important our customers feel they always have access to the latest and greatest options available.”

Launched in the first quarter of 2021, AlmaLinux is an RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) fork built to fill the gaps left after CentOS Linux development was terminated back in December 2020. Featuring a 1 to 1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8, and promising continued support through at least 2029, AlmaLinux provides users an ongoing alternative to environments built with or around the CentOS distribution of Linux. Whether you are an existing CentOS user or just looking for a free and reliable alternative to Red Hat, AlmaLinux may be the solution you have been waiting for.

Looking to upgrade from a previous CentOS distribution?

With AlmaLinux, upgrading from CentOS is simple and practically instantaneous. It features zero downtime and requires minimal investment of time and energy, which makes switching distributions an easy process. With CloudLinux costing $1 million a year in support, users can make it easier to get to know their systems and customers are in the hands of true Linux experts.

However, by combining Almalinx with Hivelocity’s premium dedicated server solution, you can apply the same level of industry-expertize to your complete hosting solution. With around 20 years of experience, Hivelocity is the hosting provider its users can trust. Whether users require managed server hosting, colocation, or a full custom-built infrastructure, Hivelocity has the right solution for the organization’s needs. With its new hourly billing options and public RESTful API, bare metal solutions can be easily managed as a cloud through Hivelocity. Combine cloud-like scalability with the power and reliability of the right dedicated server resources.

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