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  Post #16 (permalink)   05-14-2016, 12:49 AM
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The question said nothing about servers at all, so you're making an assumption there.
My Bad. I read the category the thread is posted in and its Hardware and Server config.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   06-03-2016, 04:32 AM
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The question is as always:-

What is the software stack you are trying to run?

If it requires Windows, then take windows, if it does not, then take Linux.

I've yet to hear a compelling argument to use windows to host anything that doesn't require windows, other than "We already have the platform".

So, as always, look at what the needs of your application/solution are and that will determine the best platform (not necessary OS) for you.


These days both are reliable and performant, but Linux costs less (if you have the knowledge to manage it), so economics makes it the better choice.

If however, you are a windows server guru and hate the idea of command line interfaces and Linux admin, that is a compelling reason to take windows.
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So, as always, look at what the needs of your application/solution are and that will determine the best platform (not necessary OS) for you.

True that is how things should be. Unfortunately many clients start with "I want a website" for example. Its later (many months later) that they sit to ask what they want it to be able to do for them.

Its the same for very many web applications. Many people never sit to plot the scalability of their app in the future that is why they will assume that there is an OS that caters better for their lack of clear picture of where the app will be heading. They assume that a certain OS on its own can let them go wherever luck pushes their app LOL
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Between Windows and Linux....start with Linux. If it's server management of any form, use cPanel until you're comfortable to just use commands.
 
 
 


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There are many panels that you could use for your own websites.

cPanel and DirectAdmin are the best if you are hosting paying customers, as they are the most secure panels.
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Hi friends which os is easy to configure and manage windows or cent os
This depends entirely on your abilities and comfort zone. If you could share with us what your intentions are, we could better advise you which way to go.
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Hi friends which os is easy to configure and manage windows or cent os
The first thing is what do you need from your server at all
You need to start from that

Windows or Linux is not some religious choice but just a tool you need to use to do the job.

If I need setup the infrastructure for the Windows office I'll most likely install Windows Active Directory environment, and will configure group policies for them.

If I need web servers environment for our dev team, including git repositories, jenkins, few test stands along with production server - I'll go to the Linux

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I disagree with all of the comments about Windows being easier to use even for a beginner. I installed Windows server once and couldn't figure out to do the simplest things. I installed Linux along with Webmin and and wow I could figure out how to do anything I wanted.

The only reason to use Windows as a server is if the software being used required it. I can easily see this in an office environment. But not in a normal web hosting environment.

I like Windows as a desktop. I'm using it right now. But I believe in using the right tool for the job. I use all of the OS's for different jobs. But that's just my opinion.
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I think, Windows is a better choice for a beginner, 'cause it's easier. But mind that CentOS is free and more secure.
 
 
 


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I think, Windows is a better choice for a beginner, 'cause it's easier. But mind that CentOS is free and more secure.
And when you add Webmin to CentOS you are golden.
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If you understand Linux, it is not hard, and easy to complete a job. Example, viewing seraching aroud the log with millions of lines, is painful in Windows, while LInux is much easier.

Windows is more close to your daily use PC .
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Hi,

You cannot actually compare both, as they both are unique in their own ways. There are softwares and applications that you can host on Windows and not on Linux, like the ASP sites, so that becomes advantage for Windows.
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