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  Post #1 (permalink)   04-22-2014, 04:26 PM
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which is better and why?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 07:00 AM
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For are for different purposes and both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Windows hosting will offer you a GUI interface and is easy to use. It is ideal for newbie webmasters. Linux hosting is a more secure and reliable hosting source and is a professional platform to use.
 
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 07:36 AM
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Both are similar however have wide ranging differences the requirement purely boils down to your personal needs such as: how do you wish to access the server, how is your website built and what works best for you? For example you may wish to access your windows platform directly via RDP or you may prefer to have a control panel such as cPanel with WHM for Linux - again these boil down to your requirements/preferences.
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 08:30 AM
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If you are not using .NET, then I would go for Linux.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 09:03 AM
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It sounds like you're new to hosting, OP. If the server runs something important I think in your case you should go with whichever one you're more comfortable with.

Despite what fanboy comments you'll hear about Linux or Windows, a well run Windows server is better than a poorly run Linux server and vice versa.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 10:14 AM
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Thank you guys for the response it was very help ful
 
 
 


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  Post #7 (permalink)   04-23-2014, 03:01 PM
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As far as web hosting goes, Windows is better because you can natively run php or .net. With Linux you can only do php. As a matter of fact, a good sys admin and get php to run faster on windows than linux
 
 
 


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  Post #8 (permalink)   04-24-2014, 11:16 PM
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Both are good. If you are using Microsoft technologies i.e. .Net, MVC, Microsoft SQL server, you have no other choice than Windows hosting.

If you just need PHP and MySQL support (no other Windows technology), Linux hosting is better.
 
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   05-03-2014, 10:34 AM
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Windows and Linux both type of Servers supports PHP and MySQL Hosting. Linux can be optimized to work in almost any environment and provides overall increased performance. Windows Server works seamlessly and it provides ease of use. Windows Server offers support for ASP and ASP.NET for website hosting, something that a Linux server can’t offer. If you are working mainly in HTML, PHP, Javascript, etc. then you will never notice the difference between these two.

I will prefer you to choose that OS which is best suitable for all your requirements.
 
 
 


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Since 5.3 php runs faster on windows than it does on Linux
 
 
 


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  Post #11 (permalink)   05-14-2014, 09:48 PM
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I would suggest some information how to choose Windows or Linux hosting.


> Choose a Linux Hosting [COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]account if you are going to use PHP, Perl, Tomcat, Ruby on Rails or CGI scripting. Our Linux accounts use a MySQL database

> Choose a Windows Hosting account if you are going to use ASP.NET, Apache Tomcat, PHP 5, Perl, CGI, .Net 4.5 . Our Windows hosting customers can also use SQL Server (MS SQL 2008/ 2012 R2 Express edition).

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  Post #12 (permalink)   06-18-2014, 12:46 AM
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Both have their different purpose, I agree with crystallize.
 
 
 


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  Post #13 (permalink)   06-18-2014, 02:16 AM
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Depends on the requirements, but if there is no need of MS SQL, definitely will use Linux one
 
 
 


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  Post #14 (permalink)   06-26-2014, 08:48 AM
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which is better and why?
Ahh the long old debated question

It depends on the needs of the individual and business, this would include the type of application that needs to be hosted, the type of project being worked on etc...
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  Post #15 (permalink)   06-26-2014, 09:17 AM
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Linux is much more reliable and supports most of windows-based software, yet some technologies like .NET or Visual Basic require Windows only.

All in all, your needs define your choice, this was said many times before.
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