How To Choose Between Windows and Linux Web Hosting
In our previous tutorial, we have covered the detailed information on web hosting. You can read the article from HERE. So, now you have learned what is web hosting, who art the web hosts and also about the three different types of web hosting systems. Now, we are presenting another useful guide to help you understand the difference between Linux and Windows hosting.
When you search for the perfect web hosting plan in order to put your website on the server, you will be asked to tell the operating system on which you will run the website. If you ask us, we feel that Windows and Linux are considered as the best and highly suitable operating systems for web hosting. However; you should also remember that the operating systems run at the back end and do not makes no difference to the visitor. However; we advice you that before you select the operating system for your hosting plan, you must consider the features and options offered by Linux or Windows to choose the right one.
Are you confused between the two? Don’t worry we will provide you with the complete specifications of both the operating system so that you can select the best one as per your requirement.
Here We Go:
The common and amazingly helpful feature of Windows and Linux is that they will offer FTP access to your files. However, the Linux hosting is considered to be more special as it offers telnet access to the file which will enable you to open a window directly on the Web server to edit them. If you are planning to have highly dynamic website, then you will essentially need the database. Studies reveal the fact that MySQL and Access are the two most popular type of the databases systems in the world. If you are choosing the Linux for web hosting, then it will offer the MySQL database for your dynamic website. If you wish to have Access database, then you need to select Windows operating system, as the Linux is unable to offer this.
A Small Difference:
For any website it is highly essential to be safe and secure. As per as security of the Website is considered, it is believed by the people that Linux is better than Windows. There is no doubt about Linux being secure, but we think that even the Windows operating system will offer equal security for your website. As per our view, the security of your website is dependent on the administration of web hosting agents and companies. Good administration will definitely assure you with a secure and leading website. So, it really doesn’t matter that what OS you are choosing, what only matters is the perfect administration of web hosting organizations.
Security should be at the top:
We will suggest you to go through the features, specifications and properties of both Linux and Windows. Once you explore everything about them then you should select the suitable one. However; for better web designing, we would suggest you to have Linux operating system as it is widely popular among the world. Linux will offer you the trending features for your website. But if your website needs window specific apps, then you should go for the Windows web hosting services.
If you are passionately creative and crazy about experimenting for new ideas then you can go for the Java web hosting plan. It will definitely a great option to experiment both Linux and Windows at the same time. Java web hosting will not have probability issues. No matter you are a beginner or an expert, you can use it also.
Ultimately, we would suggest you to check which platform you will be using to design your website and choose the one according to it.
Windows VS Linux
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Now you’ve the answer. If you are still confused, share with us in comments.
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