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  1. #16
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    It is open-sourced and thus freely available
    It is very secured and less prone to any cyber threats
    It supports multitasking functionality
    It also provides administrative from the system admin support perspective
    Linux mostly provides CLI console which requires lesser memory.
    Linux provides many levels of security like iptables, tcp_wrapper and pam.
    Since Linux is open source, it has many open source control panels for managing hosting but most commonly used control panels are cPanel/WHM and Plesk which are paid.

    Windows Servers


    It is user-friendly and based on graphical user interphase approach
    It provides support to a large number of third-party applications
    It provides long-term and extensive support to all the versions
    It follows an easily customizable approach from the end user perspective
    System updates are easily installable compared to its competitors
    Windows provides GUI console and so it requires more memory, otherwise it hangs.
    Windows provides security in the form of firewall only.
    In Windows server, most commonly used control panels are Plesk and WebsitePanel.

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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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    All You Need to Know about Linux Hosting

    As estimated since the early 2017, the Unix servers already account for over 66% of all the web servers around the world, among which 55.6% of them are Linux based and Windows servers are only 35%. This seems that most people will choose the Linux hosting without second consideration. To help you better learn them, we’ll cover the pros and cons of this hosting type in the following.

    Utmost Stability

    Actually, Linux is open source in nature, so it can adapt to almost all the possible environment under the constant development. As tested, the Linux servers rarely need to restarted or rebooted for any configuration settings or changes. Especially, when comparing with the Windows servers, this feature is much more obvious. After all, Windows servers are likely to be unstable when running with multiple web, file servers and database.

    Safe and Secure

    Linux benefits from being the Unix based operating system. This nature makes it the safe option, cutting off the access to the OS kernel and only allowing the root users or administrators to modify the certain applications and directories.

    Cheap Charges

    Linux is a free to use operating system. In this case, the hosting provider does not need to pay the licensing fees for using it. Windows, however, charges a lot for its license.

    As for the downside of this option, we have to admit that the usage of Linux hosting requires the relatively harsh learning curve. After all, you have to be comfortable with the command line. Frankly speaking, there is no need to worry about this if you are a web hosting user. After all, the server-side tasks will be handled by the hosting providers. However, if you are looking for the VPS hosting or the dedicated hosting, some levels of expertise and knowledge are needed.

    All You Need to Know about Windows Hosting

    Windows hosting is mainly used to execute the .NET framework, conception frameworks and SharePoint. The Windows OS is the most popular operating system on the planet for more than 90% of the PC all over the world. In this case, most of you might be familiar with its use on desktop computer. But for the use of servers, its popularity is not as good as that of Linux.

    Easy Setup

    No matter you are using the Windows hosting or the Linux hosting, you do not need to worry about the system setup. After all, your web hosts are responsible for all the technical tasks. However, for the VPS or the dedicated hosting users, they need to configure the servers by themselves. And then, it is easy to find that Windows is the easier option to set up and to configure.

    Great Support for .NET Framework

    The key component of Linux hosting includes the support for PHP and MySQL. But actually, you can also run PHP and MySQL on any Windows servers.

    On the contrary, the Windows hosting mainly supports the running of .NET frameworks like ASP.NET. Linux hosting, however, does not have the same capability.

    As for its weak point, surely, the Windows hosting is more costly than its competitor due to the expensive license fee of the Windows operating system.

    Linux Hosting VS Windows Hosting – The Main Differences

    Actually, the main differences between these two hosting options include the following aspects.

    User Range

    Generally, most common users who are looking for the reliable hosting solution aim at setting up a personal website, a blog, an online store, a portfolio site, a showcase or a photo gallery. If so, the web hosting on the Linux server is the best option to choose.

    As for Windows hosting, this option is commonly used by some large corporates. In addition, if you insist in using the Microsoft software or ASP.NET based framework, this is your only choice.

    Control Panel

    The control panel is essential for any hosting solution. After all, you need it to install your preferred script, to manage your website, to monitor your data and files, to control your domain and many more.

    For the Linux based hosting solution, the cPanel control panel is the widely used one. As for the Windows hosting, the Plesk control panel is a popular option.

    Price and Charge

    This is the big difference between them. While the Linux server charges for nothing, web hosts can use it for free so as to offer you the cheaper hosting solution. Windows hosting is just in the contrary. The hosting providers have to include the Windows license fee into their budgets, so charge you more.

    Bottom Line – Linux or Windows?

    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.

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

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    Here are some fundamental difference between the Windows and Linux hosting servers:

    - Linux is an open-source OS in other end windows is not an open-source OS.

    - Linux is a command based OS in other end Windows is a GUI based OS.

    - A Linux server is capable of handling many instances at a single time in other end Windows is not much capable compared to Linux.

    - A Linux server is better for programmers.

    - A Linux server is highly secure compared to Windows server.
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    In common linux servers are preferred over windows as they are open source and have an easy to use interface compared to windows,
    Linux is best when it comes to joomla, php mysql
    windows is best in mssql,
    In linux, you can find solutions for various problems just by google it.

    wherein,in windows there are less chances of googling contents

  6. #21
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    A Linux hosting package is perfect for individuals who want access to a large stock of ready-to-use, free,open-source applications.

    A Windows hosting package is perfect for individuals who want to build/have more complex websites that usually require languages like Perl, ASP, PHP, etc. which would be better suited to a Windows server.

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