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Linux vs. Windows
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  • Linux vs Windows: Which one to choose?
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  • Advantages of Windows and Linux
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Linux vs. Windows

  • Is a general recommendation possible whether Linux or Windows is better?

    It's impossible to make a general recommendation because your choice depents on the requirements of your hosting or website project. But Linux has the advantage of working on 70% of webservers worldwide, so that might be a minor advantage.
  • What's the main difference between Linux and Windows Hosting?

    The main difference is the operating system which is responsible for executing scripts and databases. In other words: Linux and Windows are using different script and database languages. So you should think in advance if you need special Windows script languages. When there's no need for ASP. VBScript or MSSQL, Linux is the OS of choice. By the way, it doesn't matter if your computer runs on Windows, because all computers are able to communicate with Linux or Windows servers.
  • When should I use Windows hosting?

    Windows makes it possible to execute conception frameworks, .NET framework or SharePoint. In this case Windows has a big advantage when you want to add special Windows applications to your website. Some of them are ActiveServerPages (ASP), .NET script languages, VisualBasic or using Microsoft SQL databases (Access).
  • When should I use Linux hosting?

    Linux is often thought of as the best operating system for web servers. With its characteristic reliability, stability and efficiency Linux proved itself in complex web and mailserver environments. If you want to use PHP, Perl or MySQL, Linux is the operating system of choice because Linux hosting is well-suited for blogs, content management systems, online stores and forums.