Linux Hosting Vs Windows Hosting

Linux Hosting Vs Windows Hosting

We are often asked which hosting platform one should choose, Linux/Unix or Windows. Below, we've listed the major differences between the two that you
should consider in making your final decision. In the process, we have also tried to dispel any common misconceptions regarding these platforms.

Important: One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to run Linux on your own computer in order for you to host your site on
Linux platform. That is not true. Which operating system you run on your computer is irrelevant in making your decision. This means
that if you are running Windows98 or WindowsXP on your computer, you can still choose Linux.

What is the difference between Linux and Windows? 

Linux is an open source system and is therefore more cost-effective to operate and maintain than Windows, meaning that
Linux hosting will cost you less than Windows hosting. Linux also has a reputation for stability and speed which means that
Linux web servers will crash less often than Windows web servers and Linux runs most processes faster than Windows.

Linux supports a wide range of software, applications, languages, and databases such as PHP, Perl, PostGre, MySQL, PostgreSQL
and many others making it very scalable. On the downside, Linux is not fully compatible with some Microsoft technologies so
if you are using Access, ASP, MS SQL, or VB development tools then Windows would be a better bet.

Please go through the following URL for Linux hosting plans:

The main "advantage" or distinction of Windows servers is that they can run Microsoft software such as Access and MS SQL
databases. Windows servers also offer web developers the use of Microsoft's programming environments such as Active Server
Pages (ASP), Visual Basic Scripts.

Users can develop web site using the familiar interface of Microsoft tools such as, and Microsoft Access. With ASP users can
develop a database-driven web site using Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL as the database.Please go through the following
URL for Windows hosting plans:

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