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    What are the difference between Linux and window hosting server?

    Can any body tell me the difference between Linux and window hosting server. which is the best for website hosting. Also suggest me the best hosting provider at cheapest price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackthomas087 View Post
    Can any body tell me the difference between Linux and window hosting server. which is the best for website hosting. Also suggest me the best hosting provider at cheapest price.
    On internet, all websites are running on either a Linux or a Windows web server. Linux and Windows both are different types of operating systems. Linux has strong security and extra features, and is more capable than Windows server is. Hence, majority of website run on Linux platform. Thus, Linux is better choice for web hosting. On the web, several Linux hosting providers run several offer for hosting, so you can easily opt a suitable offer with help of search engine like Google, Bing etc.
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    Linux hosting always comes cheaper than Windows hosting. They both have their own advantages, as well as disadvantages. For a comparison of Linux and Windows Hosting, the former is for professional and experienced webmasters whereas the former is best suited for a beginner.
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    Both are different types of operating systems. Linux have good features as well as cheap than window hosting server.

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    Linux was once the king penguin of the web hosting world. While the Linux web hosting platform is still the most popular, it has decreased greatly because of the emergence of Windows. "Linux hosting" really covers hundreds of different flavors of Linux and Unix variants such as FreeBSD. Many people think they need to get Windows hosting because their desktop computer is Windows. Not so. A Windows server is very different that a Windows desktop and most of your interaction with your web server will be through FTP or a web interface anyway. One of the biggest advantages of Windows hosting vs. Linux hosting is its ability to run classic ASP or .NET scripts. These languages can be very powerful and are becoming more and more popular.

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    I cannot exactly tell you about you about the differences, but Linux is more secure and cheaper that Windows. When you are writing codes in J.net or java, then you must have Windows hosting else Linux will do the rest for other languages likephp, perl, ruby etc.
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    The main difference is obviously the operating system, Linux is open source (free), Windows is a paid software. Probably, today Linux is more stable, reliable and with greater performance and support natively PHP and MySQL. Most of CMS (content management system) like WordPress suggest to use a Linux hosting.
    On your point of view, it's the same. You don't have to know linux OS, nor have a Linux computer. Your visitors don't find any kind of difference.

    All common reliable web hosting offer a Linux hosting, so it's not so difficult find the best for your needs.
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    All common reliable web hosting offer a Linux hosting, so it's not so difficult find the best for your needs.

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    Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is more secure and more efficient than Windows. Linux also 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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    Quote Originally Posted by jackthomas087 View Post
    Can any body tell me the difference between Linux and window hosting server. which is the best for website hosting. Also suggest me the best hosting provider at cheapest price.
    Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems.
    Linux hosting supporting PHP software.Windows hosting support ASP Classic,ASP.NET,MSSQL
    One of the biggest differences between the Linux and Windows servers is security. Linux is built much more secure than Windows servers.
    One other difference is that Linux files are case-sensitive and Windows files are not.
    Linux is more popular than Windows hosting. Linux supports PHP natively and most of your free softwares are PHP. Windows can support PHP too but I suggest Linux hosting.
    Although many people consider Linux to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure.

    Linux hosting is the best for professional website.Because, it has support many languages like Php, Python, MySQL and so on.And i would suggest to get Linux hosting from 9CubeHosting.com here they provide good uptime and good customer service and support.

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    The main reason is that Linux hosting is open source, due to which it is quite cheap. For Windows hosting, the hosting owner has to buy a license. Because of which it is quite expensive.

    You can purchase Linux hosting if you are using open source programming language to develop a website and windows hosting is being used for generally ASP(Net).

    The choice of these two hosting types depends on the real situation you are in.

    If you just need the shared web hosting to host your small, personal or medium-sized website, the Linux hosting is what you are looking for. Here, we highly recommend the below options.

    If you want to use some ASP.NET based scripts to set up your website and have enough budgets, the below Windows hosting solutions are perfect.

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    There are lots of differences between Linux and Windows. Its like the differences between truck and car.

    Linux - Runs using OpenSource, Means more stable and secure

    Windows - Runs on propitiatory source code.

    Linux - FREE, dont need to pay for it.

    Windows - You need to pay the license FEE

    Linux - World’s most popular OS, Used by 80% of the severs

    Windows - Least popular in Web Hosting Industry

    Linux - Generally Good for Opensource platforms like, WordPress, Joomla, PHP, MySql

    Windows - Generally good for MSSQL, ASP . NET

    Linux - Get lots of FREE & Quality software like, MySql, MongoDB, Ngnix, Apache, Email Servers, the list is truly endless

    Windows - You need to pay for Everything

    Linux - Both are stable equally

    Windows - Both are stable equally

    Linux - Cost, Cheap / Low Cost

    Windows - Expensive

    Linux - Good for system Admins, You can enjoy with shell script, Easy to manage

    Windows - Good for Admins who are comfortable with UI

    Linux - Support When Critical, You can google it and find some solution to solve the problem quickly, As more people are using

    Windows - You have to wait for Microsoft to help you, but difficult to reach them.

    Which one should I go with

    If you want go with any one opensource applications such as PHP/Mysql, then go with Linux. If you prefer any microsoft apps, then go with Windows

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    Can you please share more details about your website and requirement, so it would be easy to give you a better suggestion.
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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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