Monday, March 7, 2011

Difference Between Linux and Windows Hosting

Linux Web Hosting :  Linux supports a wide range of software, applications, languages, and databases such as PHP, Perl, PostGre, MySQL,  PostgreSQL and many others making it very scalable.

Linux is an open source system and is therefore more cost-effective to operate and maintain than Windows,
meaning that Linux hosting will cost you less than Windows hosting. Linux also has a reputation for stability and speed which means that Linux web servers will crash less often than Windows web servers and Linux runs most processes  faster than Windows.

Disadvantage of Linux Web Hosting

Linux is not fully compatible with some Microsoft technologies so if you are using 
Access, ASP, MS SQL, or VB development tools then Windows would be a better bet.

Windows Web Hosting :  Runs on Microsoft software such as Access and MS SQL databases. Windows servers also offer web developers the use of Microsoft's programming environments such as Active Server Pages (ASP), Visual Basic Scripts, MS Index Server.

Users can develop web site using the familiar interface of Microsoft tools such as, Visual Interdev, and Microsoft Access. With ASP users can develop a database-driven web site using Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL as the database

Conclusion : If you have normal website having pages in .html or .htm . For that kind of website you only need Normal Linux web hosting Space. 

If your Website has work regarding online Business such as shopping cart . Where money will be paid you have to take Windows Web Hosting Space.

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