When you need to decide which of the two options Linux hosting and Windows hosting you would rather go with, your first impulse would be Windows. This is because it comes as the product licensed by the world’s largest software developing company Microsoft, the developer that many computer users choose for their operating system. Another reason would be that you have heard once or maybe twice of Linux and the features that this one is designed with.
Well, if you take a look at the following lines you will find out more about this operating system that is older than its counterpart – Windows operating system. More than this, you will be surprised to find out that many experienced-with-computers users prefer choosing Linux hosting for their websites created in programming languages that are compatible with Linux operating system.
But let’s find out more about its benefits:
- Linux comes for free as compared to Windows for which you will have to pay hundreds of dollars to make use of it. So, if you are under a more limited budget and learn more about Linux you will be better off sticking to this one. Linux comes as an open source because it is operated within a community of users that are based on this system to help others in need.
- If you want to switch from Linux to Windows there won’t be any problem. Many users fear the fact that they will be unable to use a server with Windows OS on it because they have already installed Linux. However if you want to convert Windows to Linux this is not as easy since the things can be more complicated here. maybe even some of your already installed plugins may not be compatible with windows.
- Various scripting languages can work very well with Linux hosting and website building, too. It includes MySQL, PHP and PERL but many will make use of Windows when their site is built with ASP and includes Access Database.
- When it comes to Linux hosting there is more security presented when compared to Windows hosting. Did you know that computers operated within governmental institutions that store confidential data are using Linux operating systems precisely for this reason?
If you are a newbie that haven’t decided yet to choose windows or linux server, I highly recommend that you to go for a hosting plan based on linux operating system. It is more user friendly and flexible that Windows. to make things even easier, you can install Cpanel on your server, it costs about $10-15 month, depending on the hosting provider.