Advantages of Linux/Windows Hosting

April 22, 2008 / Dedicated Server Hosting

What are the advantages of Linux server hosting?

  1. Linux OS is an open source software product and therefore it does not require the high licensing fees that other OS do; so you can freely download and use it freely.
  2. A Linux website can easily converted to a Windows website without much complications. Also, the website can easily be changed as the requirement of the user grows.
  3. Linux web hosting is very economical as Linux is a free operating system. Usually, only the cost of distribution is borne by the host or owner.
  4. When the scripting language like PHP, MySQL, or Perl required for your website then Linux server hosting is the most reliable and cost effective solution for you. Unless heavy load of scripting language, this will not be traceable.
  5. There are many kinds of databases that run on Linux hosting, but the most likely among web hosting providers are MSQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL. These databases are relational by nature, and permit vastly optimized communication with your website for rapid reclamation of data.
  6. By lots of circles Linux hosting is supposed to much securing than Windows hosting, and for that reason only Linux server hosting also the more popular choice for web designers and programmers.

What are the advantages of windows server hosting?

  1. .NET technologies like ASP dot net VB dot net are available on this OS or platform. If you have a website built with Microsoft .NET technologies then you will have to choose a Windows server hosting plan.
  2. If you need an enterprise class database there are some different features that run on a Linux platform. But if you need Microsoft’s MSSQL database, a Windows hosting plan will be your best choice for this.
  3. Access Databases are only obtainable with a Windows server hosting plan. Access can only run on a Microsoft Windows platform and thus it is unavailable on a Linux hosting. If your website needs particularly this feature then you will have to accept windows server hosting.
  4. If you are using some of the Microsoft’s Share point services a Windows Hosting plan is only reliable choice for you.
  5. Windows plans typically much costly because of the license costs compulsory by Microsoft.

Normally, Linux server hosting plans are at least 20% economical than windows server hosting plans. If you need not to have any unique features for your website, like cart, searchable database etc. Linux server hosting is a finest alternative for your needs.

When you required for specific Microsoft technologies, Windows hosting plans generally will your favorable think. But for all small business owner needs Linux hosting plans will generally perform quite well for its cost effective features.