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    If you need to support Microsoft products such as ASP, MS Access, or VBScript, then Windows hosting would be better. Furthermore, if you are comfortable with IIS and do not have the time to understand how UNIX works, Windows hosting would again be a better choice.

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    Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.

    Windows Dedicated Servers can support additional Windows-specific applications. For some applications, you may need to purchase a license and install the software on your Windows dedicated server.

    Applications that require a Linux-based server.

    SSH
    Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules
    Another difference between Linux and Windows servers is that Linux files are case sensitive while Windows files are not.

    Windows servers and Linux servers use different control panels.

    Although many people consider Linux hosting to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure. Security really depends more upon the server setup and the administrators running the server.

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    The Unix Operating System is an open-source software that powers more than 90% of the internet. In general it's hard to find UNIX as the hosted OS on hosting servers. It was based on UNIX that Linus Torvalds created the open-source Linux Kernel and subsequently many operating system based on Linux kernel were created. On most Hosting providers servers, CentOS is installed as it is a community created RedHat backed implementation of RedHat Enterprise Linux. RHEL costs money but CentOS is free which is why hosting providers can provide you hosting for lower costs. CentOS supports all programing languages including Java,Python,Ruby,PHP. Although you wouldn't find Java on shared hosting servers as the license for using Java has to be acquired through Oracle now.

    Windows hosting is used mainly for hosting web applications built on Microsoft's asp.Net platform and c#. It does support other languages too if you have a dedicated server. Windows hosting is costlier due to the inclusion of the server OS cost.

    In the end, the hosting OS one needs depends on their needs and requirements. Linux/Windows depends upon the choice of the webmaster or the domain owner and the platform the application will be built on.
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    Linux hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Windows hosting, on the other hand, uses Windows as the servers' operating system and offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL).

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    Unix hosting is more stable, has better performances, is more compatible and cheaper than a windows hosting plan. I always recommend UNIX hosting. You will only need Windows hosting if you’re going to develop in ASP, .NET or VB.

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    Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the feature’s web designers expect. So, unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.

    Windows Dedicated Servers can support additional Windows-specific applications. For some applications, you may need to purchase a license and install the software on your Windows dedicated server.

    Applications that require a Linux-based server.
    • SSH
    • Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules

    Another difference between Linux and Windows servers is that Linux files are case sensitive while Windows files are not.
    Windows servers and Linux servers use different control panels.

    Although many people consider Linux hosting to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure. Security really depends more upon the server setup and the administrators running the server.

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    Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.

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    The main difference between Windows hosting and Linux hosting are the technologies used by for environments:

    Linux Hosting

    If you have developed your website using PHP and MySQL and you are not using any Microsoft technologies i.e. ASP.Net, Microsoft SQL server etc. You can consider using Linux hosting

    Windows Hosting

    If you are using Microsoft technologies i.e. ASP.Net, Microsoft SQL server etc. to develop your website, you have to use Windows hosting platform to meet your need. In

    Windows hosting, you can still use PHP and MySQL as well as both are platform independent software. But most users prefer to go for Linux hosting if they are only using PHP ad MySQL for their websites.

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    Linux Hosting
    1. Cpanel is the main control panel used.
    Applications that require a Linux-based server.

    SSH
    Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules



    Windows Hosting
    1. Plesk panel is the control panel used.
    Windows applications which require a Windows server:

    ASP Classic
    ASP.NET
    MSSQL (Microsoft SQL Server)
    MS Access (Microsoft Access)
    Visual Basic Development
    C#
    Remote Desktop (dedicated server only)

    Although many people consider Linux hosting to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure.

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    Windows: Microsoft makes a windows operating system for servers. This operating systems allows users to integrate Microsoft’s products. The server allows users to be able to use one of the more powerful databases as it can integrate with its SQL database. As well, websites can run Active Server Pages.

    Unix-Based Operating Systems: Unix-based operating systems are elaborations of Unix itself. The main Unix-based operating systems are FreeBSD and OpenBSD. These systems are very stable. However you need the technical expertise to install them. OpenBSD is very secure and the operating systems are also free.

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