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    Difference between Unix and Windows shared hosting services

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    i am looking for hosting, have booked new domain i am confused between Unix and Windows shared hosting services.


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    They are two different OS system hosted on two different platforms. Unix are offered on OpenVZ whereas Windows are hosted on Xen platforms. Unix offers more security to your server and hosting compared to Windows, but Windows are easier to operate and use with less troubleshooting.
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    Hi,
    Linux and windows both the web hosting platforms are good to host website. Linux servers you can host php websites while windows servers are good to host .net websites.
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    Linux and Windows are two of most used operating systems that are used for web hosting. Both are very popular and have pros and cons of their own.

    Linux is based on UNIX (a programming language) and an open source OS which is suitable for hosting of websites based on php, html, etc. It is most widely used OS, most secure, freely available and it even provides ability to make changes in its source as per your requirements. Linux has a very big community and forums where every technical help is freely available.

    Windows on the other hand is most suitable for hosting of dot net websites or if you want to run any windows specific application on your server. It is very much secure and provides direct technical support. But, it is costlier and does not provide access to source code. But, it has given rise to its special Windows web hosting.

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    Both are having a lot of differences. It basically depends on your need which type of hosting do you want. If you are going to work with PHP or CGL scripts and going to have interface with MySQL then you should prefer Unix, but if you are going to work with ASP, VB scrips or a MS SOL database then you should go with windows hosting.

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    Both type of hosting servers with almost same type of features but the major difference between them is Unix is much affordable than windows hosting. As windows hosting is compelled to purchase license and to renew it continuously. And if you need any provider who provides services in both type of hosting so that to compare between both then you can try services of poweruphosting.com.
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    The UNIX Operating System is Open Source which means everyone can use it, edit it, and pretty much do what ever you want with it. ... The main difference that many people will find is that Windows is purely GUI-based where as UNIX is mostly know for its text-based GUI, however it does have a GUI like windows.

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    In short just see major differences

    Linux Hosting is more flexible and easy to use than windows server.

    Linux Hosting is Less expensive then Windows Hosting .

    Linux Hosting is more stable than Windows Hosting.

    Mostly 80% of servers in the world uses Linux Operating System compare to Windows.

    In Linux Hosting one can make alterations in the code easily while in window's, users don't have access to the code to make alterations.

    In case you get any issue in Linux Hosting it get solve easily while windows take normally 24-48 hours to sought any issue sometime it take more than as well.

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    To sum it up, UNIX-based hosting is more stable, performs faster and more compatible than Windows-based hosting. You only need Windows hosting if you are going to developing in . NET or Visual Basic, or some other application that limits your choices.

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    Each has its own set of unique features, advantages and disadvantages.

    While it is difficult to say which one is the better choice, it is not as difficult to answer which is the better choice given your needs. The language which your site is programmed in is what primarily dictates the type of hosting you need.

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    Different operating systems therefore also different setup for servers.

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    Hi,

    I can try to clarify your doubt.

    First of all, what is Hosting?

    A Hosting is a computer network that is needed to host your Domain Name.

    These are servers that are running in uptime 24/7, to host our Domain Name and make our Website / Blog Visible to the Global audience round the clock.

    In a simple way, you are creating content or study material or any products on a website and store it on your computer.

    The stored content in your computer, could not be accessed by the Global Audience, so you have to save that file or content on a common server.

    Once you save it on a common server, there the server is running in uptime, gives access to a global audience of those who in need of your content or website.

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    Linux is much better and I can advise you about that

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    Linux is most common operating system when it comes to web hosting. It is highly secure and more efficient as compare to windows.

    Linux comes with more features which web masters and website owners need for their websites, so unless you are going to host a website which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the most preferred choice.

    Features of Linux Hosting:

    cPanel (Control Panel)

    Fantastico / Softaculous

    Roundcube / SquirrelMail support

    WebMail / POP3 / IMAP / BlackBerry

    Free Auto Responders

    Anti-Virus and malware scan

    Windows web hosting is a straightforward solution for hosting, it makes sure that there is an elevated compatibility between software and hardware. Windows is a trusted operating system; it is used all over the world generally because it provides enhanced security and convenience. It also has a wide range of software that are widely used and trusted for website improvement and development.

    Easy Management: With, windows web hosting you will get the accessible tools and flexible infrastructure so that you can manage your business and control all the access easily.

    Low Initial Investment: You don’t need to spend much of your valuable money on the services that you get at an affordable price with the best windows reseller hosting. Therefore, it saves you initial extra investment for the additional resources that you don’t need for your hosting.

    Best Technical aspects: Windows brings various advantages and advanced technical aspects one of them. you will get the round of clock services and intent technical support regarding hosting and website.

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