Now you have decided to take your business online and you have to choose either windows or Linux web hosting. Choosing an operating system should be done carefully.You ask yourself; what are the differences between windows and linux web hosting? Which should I use? And a whole lot of other questions. Well, here’s a breakdown of the features of each hosting and thankfully, there’s a huge difference between them.
Linux hosting is by far the most popular operating system when it comes to web servers. Since Linux hosting is most widely used, it has more features web designers use. Web hosting companies do not need to pay for using Linux as their hosting servers‘ operating system because it’s a free open source system. Due to this, they can offer low prices for this type of service.
Windows operating system needs no introduction. This is the most popular operating system used in PC’S and there’s the server counterpart. Windows hosting is not free like its alternative, as web hosting companies have to pay for licenses so subscribing for a windows based hosting really depends more on the server setup and the administrators running the hosting service as it might be a bit more costly.
Let’s break down the differences into a table;
Windows or Linux web hosting other info
Widely used— Linux is most widely used.
Ease of use —Windows hosting is believed to be easier to configure than Linux
Cost effective —- Due to paid licenses in windows hosting, Linux hosting is more cost effective
Security —– Security actually depends more on the setup of the server and the administrators running it.
Stability—– Linux hosting is more stable than windows since its open source, it is more adaptable and there’s always constant development
Specific server apps for Windows hosting—ASP classis, ASP.NET, MSSQL, MS Access, Visual Basic Development, C#, Remote desktop.
Specific Server apps for Linux hosting——SSH, Scripts or applications that require specific apache modules.
Note that these applications require the specific hosting environment to be able to run.
Control panel for Windows—-Plesk , Control panel for Linux —–cPanel Web Host Manager
Case sensitive file names is applicable for Linux hosting. For example, for Linux hosting, Home.html and home.html are not the same but for windows hosting, they are the same.
MUST I CHOOSE WINDOWS HOSTING BECAUSE MY PC RUNS ON WINDOWS?
NO. Your hosting plan has nothing to do with the operating system on your PC
The proficiency level which windows or linux web hosting plans offer is about the same. The type of technologies your website require depends on the type of hosting plan you choose.
Garanntor has unbeatable prices for Linux hosting and windows hosting. We can help you tailor our hosting plan to suit your business needs.