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  Post #31 (permalink)   10-06-2014, 07:53 PM
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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
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thanks for this information

  Post #33 (permalink)   12-11-2014, 07:08 PM
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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
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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
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Linux is also more user friendly. Monitoring the website through a Linux hosting platform is simple.
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  Post #36 (permalink)   08-07-2018, 06:39 AM
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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
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Yes. doesn't perform of a Linux distribution. But Linux is a good platform to run it as a server.

  Post #38 (permalink)   10-04-2018, 03:15 PM
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Linux is quite good. And windows also. You should exactly know what you intend to do. This will definitely define your choice. Now for example, windows services are becoming cheaper, because with hyper-v on windows server 2012 for example, you can run thousands of windows virtual machines without any license (according to your computer limits). The license of the main host is enough. And you will see that hosting services which are not using that technology will charge you on the license every year or month. In another hand many linux distributions are free, that's why the cost can reduced also. You have to understand also that windows runs many processes and needs more memory than linux kernel. But now they are trying to resolve that issue, by having a core version of the operating system. So if you are good with powershell, you can go for the core version.
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  Post #39 (permalink)   12-14-2018, 01:41 AM
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Hosting decision is made to be on requirements. Linux is Open Source, free to use. The most popular OS used by mostly crowd. Linux hosting is good for open source platform like WordPress, PHP, MySql with an advantage of low cost.
Whereas you need to pay for Windows OS which isn't free of Cost, i.e need to pay for the license. you need to pay for everything(you don't get any kind of free software). Generally good for MySql, Windows is little expensive and not as much famous in Web Hosting industries.

  Post #40 (permalink)   12-19-2018, 05:03 AM
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Well, first i think you have made your mind for windows hosting already. Personally, I recommend Linux hosting because it supports lot of PHP apps such as drupal, joomla, wordpress, etc. Moreover, you get much more online support for Linux hosting (i think). But again it all depends upon your requirements. if you have to work on ASP then choose Windows hosting.

  Post #41 (permalink)   01-02-2019, 11:25 PM
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Its hard to find windows customers.
Almost more than 90% website is developing in php or wordpress and easy to install so user prefers more on linux cpanl hosting.
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  Post #42 (permalink)   01-03-2019, 02:07 AM
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Most hosting environments run on CentOS.
CPanel(most commonly used Hosting control panel) have been built on top of CentOS. We can say CPanel sort of revolutionized Hosting, and made everyone switch to it.

Linux(as mentioned above in posts) gives more freedom in configuring and optimizing.

Windows Hosting is for dev companies who use .NET/ASP, cause they have experience and rely on MS support. I reckon it is a very small segment.

Most of the sites are powered by Wordpress, which runs well on linux.
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  Post #43 (permalink)   01-03-2019, 07:51 AM
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Linux, Because it has less memory foot print compared to windows. It's more secure than windows. It's open source. Most of the hosting companies too use cPanel and that only supports Centos (Again a + point).
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