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Difference Between Linux VPS And Windows VPS (Part- I)

If any business owners don’t have much technical knowledge then suitable hosting plan selection is a big issue. Because they can’t understand the difference between different hosting plan and also different operating system. To solve this problem they have to spend some more time to know about web hosting. At first they have to get a clear idea about operating systems then get an idea about hosting plans. They have to keep in mind that, success of their business depends on the selection of suitable operating system and also hosting plan.

There are mainly two kinds of operating system available in the web hosting market. One is Linux operating system and another one is Windows operating system. Linux VPS hosting or cpanel hosting concept is related to Linux open source operating system. Linux is an open source operating system which makes the software freely available to anyone and allows them to use, improve, modify and redistribute versions easily, on the other hand windows VPS hosting concept is related to windows operating system, developed by Microsoft.

As per our previous discussion, we know that windows is developed by Microsoft and Linux is an open source operating system and for that reason Linux hosting is cheaper than windows hosting. One more thing about Linux hosting, It is very popular for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Php/Perl/Python) server software combination. Web developers prefer Linux and several open source softwares have been created for free use of discerning web enthusiasts.

User gets much more reliability with Linux VPS hosting than Windows VPS hosting. If we compare Linux vps hosting and windows vps hosting then we can find out that, unfortunately windows vps hosting can’t permit 100% up-time but Linux VPS can permit that. Being open source, That’s why to handle load spikes together with loading software and programs that could occupy less information space than Windows VPS programs. On the other hand Windows users get permission to use remote desktop access and also in this case any non technical user can manage their server very easily but in case of Linux vps hosting user have to get some knowledge about command-line interface. Users get the advantages of remote desktop access to modify your virtual server with windows vps hosting.

Which operating system would be suitable totally depends on the what the webmaster proposes to do with his website. Before choosing any operating system you have to get some important points about both operating systems. You can go through the second part of this blog to get those points.

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