Get Paid to Participate - up to $1 per post!     Twitter     Facebook     Google+
Hosting Discussion

forgot password?


  Post #31 (permalink)   10-06-2014, 07:53 PM
HD Amateur
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 58

Status: Hypernia is offline
Originally Posted by webline View Post
Linux Hosting tends to be a lot cheaper than windows hosting. Does that mean that windows is better because it more expensive or is Linux better because its open source? Below a few benefits of the two. Which type of Hosting is your preference?

Windows Hosting Benefits:

- ASP Support
- ASP.NET Support
- Powerful SQL Server Database
- Access Database Support
- PHP and MySQL Compatible
- IIS Web Server

Linux Hosting Benefits:

- PHP and MySQL Support
- Apache Web Server
- Mod Rewrite Support
- Chmod file permissions
Neither is better than the other as they are built for two different tasks. As others have pointed out if you are needing PHP & MySQL you will likely want to choose a Linux web hosting package whereas if you need .net & MSSQL you will need to choose a windows hosting package.

Its like comparing a 4 door sedan to a formula 1 race car, they both can take you from point a to point b, but each is designed for a specific task.

  Post #32 (permalink)   12-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Account Disabled
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 165
Send a message via Skype™ to interservermike

Status: interservermike is offline
thanks for this information

  Post #33 (permalink)   12-11-2014, 07:08 PM
HD Amateur
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 82

Status: King-Servers is offline
Choice of OS depends on customer's requirements. When your website/application demand windows components like or mssql database, then you have no choice but to go for Windows Hosting or else Linux hosting is best for standard requirements.

  Post #34 (permalink)   12-12-2014, 06:08 AM
HD Newbie
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 28

Status: EnveraHost is offline
Linux is certainly more secure and reliable. In my experience it is also a lot less resource intensive. If you don't need a specific operating system and you can use either I would lean towards Linux in most cases.

  Post #35 (permalink)   01-22-2015, 05:23 AM
HD Master
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 280
Send a message via Skype™ to MilesGeek

Status: MilesGeek is offline
Linux is also more user friendly. Monitoring the website through a Linux hosting platform is simple.
MilesWeb - Compare Hosting ProductsStart Your Hosting Business
VPS & Dedicated Server Hosting in India | Europe | USA

  Post #36 (permalink)   08-07-2018, 06:39 AM
HD Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 30

Status: Hostfinch is offline
Importantly it is depends on users compatability as one should be known of any one of these Operating Systems (Windows or Linux) if in case choosing slef managed hosting.

Linux hosting is cheaper as it is opensource. Linux provides command line interface to work and GUI should be installed to get GUI.

Windows hosting is expensive compared to linux as one need to buy windows license. Windows provides GUI interface directly to work.

Database setup is different in both case and requires different applications.

Vulnerability is more in Windows compared to Linux.

  Post #37 (permalink)   08-08-2018, 03:18 PM
HD Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 21

Status: AlphaNine_vini is offline
Yes. doesn't perform of a Linux distribution. But Linux is a good platform to run it as a server.
Previous Thread Next Thread

Thread Tools

New Post New Post   Old Post Old Post
Posting Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Sponsored By: