April 19th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Whats the difference between Linux web hosting and Windows web hosting?
Heya Please tell em what the difference is between linux web hosting and windows web hosting. I made my site by dreamweaver does that affect either of the 2 i should choose please tell me thanx!
April 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
If you would like to host ASP/ASP.NET with MS SQL then you should get Windows Hosting. Otherwise if you would like to host PHP with MySQL then go for Linux hosting.
You could host html pages on both platforms, so choose the hosting provider based on other factors as price, location, customer support, ad-ons etc...
April 24th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anna Hussie
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.
The main "advantage" or distinction of Windows servers is that they can run 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.
Linux web hosting is considered to be more secure than windows and it is an open source system and it is more stable and reliable.
Windows web hosting allow you install Microsoft applications software.
Let's say they are as much different as Windows OS and Linux OS. Most of the things you can use on these are different including applications which run on them.
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Linux is good I prefer it to windows but it depends on you
The difference is nothing but these are 2 different platforms which supports different applications. It fully depends upon you on which platform to choose. Select that platform with which you are comfortable.
July 13th, 2011, 02:23 AM
Linux is open source considered to be more secure than Windows and people who want to use Microsoft product need Windows based hosting servers.
July 14th, 2011, 05:02 AM
One of the biggest differences between the Linux and Windows servers is security. Linux is built much more secure than Windows servers. From the offset, the root level is not available to most programs without permission.
Also, it is much easier to control URL structure in Linux which is important for search engine rankings.
July 19th, 2011, 04:29 AM
The only difference is the operating system. Otherwise in terms of efficiency and performance both the web hosting platforms are equally efficient.
August 8th, 2011, 12:42 AM
simply refers to a web host running the Linux operating system on their server along with the database and other software. The functionality and flexibility of Linux has made it a viable alternative to Windows and even other Unix-based systems, the platform it is designed after. Linux is world renown for its capability as a reliable system built for the network server environment. Linux web hosting is often referred to as a LAMP, a server model based on the Linux operating system, the Apache server software, a MySQL database and the PHP programming language. Over the years, Linux has consistently been the preferred choice for serving web pages and powering web-based applications. Currently, nearly 50 million websites are being hosted on this platform worldwide.
We have already covered the basics of web hosting and what you need to be aware of when selecting a service on an overall scale. We have also detailed the Linux operating system and its capable platform as a web host. On the surface, Linux may appear to be the more capable web hosting server when compared to Windows. With all itís great features and inexpensive cost, Linux has to be the best choice, right? Donít be so quick to make that final judgment. You should first make yourself familiar with Windows Web Hosting in order to come up with the best solution.
Since its initial release back in 1993, the Windows NT (new technology) server is highly regarded to be the very first operating system to stress easy usage for its customers. The server was introduced as a component of Windows version 3.1, the default operating system supplied to most PC users at the time. The NT setup was an easy process which made it rather attractive to typical users and large corporations alike. The inclusion of this server allowed users to excel to higher levels and ultimately provided a more robust and capable operating system. Users view the interface of Windows Hosting as one that is much easier to administer than Linux or Unix. Webmasters in training generally have an easier time building a site as little expertise is required. On the other hand, Windows has recently attempted to mold itself in the light of Unix like servers, making the system more complex than originally and somewhat more difficult to control.
September 6th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by mrkallen
I concur ....It comes down to security/compatibility.
January 23rd, 2012, 12:08 AM
Windows usually uses IIS for the server, MS Sql Server for a database, and ASP / ASP.net for scripting
Linux usually uses Apache for the server, PHP and PERL for scripting and PostGres or mySQL for database servers.
February 21st, 2012, 08:08 AM
wow i didn't know that there is difference in hosting between linux and windows. i thought that as they were only OS and anything on the internet has nothing to do with it. Awesome i get to learn more and more as i look into different forums.
February 28th, 2012, 01:11 AM
As of me 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. On the downside, 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.