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  • Advantages of Unix Hosting

    Since Linux or Unix hosting packages are typically cheaper than Windows based servers, they are normally the choice for many businesses. If you are not familiar with Linux or Unix, there are some points that you will need to keep in mind before you select a Unix based host. There are many advantages to using a Unix based server, which we will detail below.

    Cost

    Unix is a free platform, which means that your hosting company will not have to purchase the operating system for your server. This translates into cheaper hosting fees and for a webmaster looking to save a few dollars a month, this can be a very big inducement to switch.

    Scalability

    More applications work on a Unix platform and you will have more choices to develop your site in many different directions if you select this type of hosting package. If your site needs to grow quickly, then selecting a Unix hosting package may be your best option.

    Performance

    Unix servers work very well, and very quickly. Less system resources are required, which translates into less bandwidth and RAM usage for your site, which can be very helpful. Sites that are hosted on a Unix platform typically run quickly, serving content very rapidly. This means that your visitors won’t have to wait as long for pages or graphics to load.

    Applications

    More applications, such as CGI, PERL, MySQL and other languages were developed in Unix. This means that you will be able to run more applications on your site than you would if you selected a Windows platform. If you want to include CGI and PERL scripts on your site, than Unix is the best choice you can make.

    In addition, you will be able to find several free applications for your site if you are using a Unix based server. Instead of having to pay for costly software packages for your site, you can use this money in different areas. This is one area in particular that Unix really shines above Windows. If you need anything from an autoresponder script to a shopping cart, you can normally find a free script that will function on your server. Since there are more Unix developers, this commonly means that you will be able to find more free scripts. Windows platform users, unfortunately, cannot say the same thing.

    Telnet and SSH

    If you like having the ability to use Telnet to monitor, run or perform tasks on your server, than Unix is your clear choice. Telnet is not supported on a Windows platform.

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    User will be able to access the server through Telnet and SSH, however, accessing server via SSH (available only for Linux / Unix Hosting) is the most secured way to handle server management.

    Anyway … Mr. Crish Bronzs, we would like to appreciate the efforts you have taken to share this valuable information with our kindergarten forum community We hope next time you will share the information of “Advantages of Windows Hosting”...

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      There are multiple advantages of using a Unix/Linux Hosting such as:

      Low cost - since it is an open source platform, you don't have to spend time and money to obtain licenses as it comes with the GNU General Public License.

      Stability: You don't need to reboot the server periodically to maintain its performance levels.

      Performance: Linux platform offers persistent high level performance on workstations as well as on networks. It has the capability of handling unusually large number of users simultaneously, and can make unused computers sufficiently useful and responsive.

      Network friendliness: Since, Linux was developed by a group of programmers over the world and has therefore a very strong support for network functionality. Client and server systems could be setup easily on any system or server running Linux platform.

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