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What is difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting?

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hina

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Please let me know the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting.
Thanks in advance.
 

RH-Calvin

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Linux is a more secure hosting solution compared to Windows hosting. Linux provides open source platform for OS and also comes at cheaper prices compared to Windows hosting services.
 

nomanali

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In terms of features, Linux hosting is efficient and more secure but Windows hosting is best for ASP.
 

DAC

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Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems, the most popular one I would say is Linux. The main difference is that some applications require Windows and other require Linux, for example:
Applications which require a Windows server:
  • ASP Classic
  • ASP.NET
  • MSSQL (Microsoft SQL Server)
  • MS Access (Microsoft Access)
  • Visual Basic Development
  • C#
Applications that require a Linux-based server.
  • SSH
  • Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules
 

Leasedlayer

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Basically they are from the two different operating systems & Linux is open in nature. Linux is used for SSH based & Windows is used for ASP like. Linux is more fast,secured and reliable to control all the CPU resources and h/w resources than Windows.
 

hongta

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Please let me know the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting.
Thanks in advance.
Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.
 

VPS9

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Linux is more secure and more efficient than Windows. 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
Windows is good when have websites which need specific Windows applications
 

Ctrlswitches

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Linux hosting is much more beneficial. That is one of the main causes why this OS is so famous server solution. The utility ease of Linux server has three main elements as MySQL, PHP, and price.
Windows hosting makes it feasible to execute conception frameworks, NET framework or SharePoint. In this case, Windows has huge benefits when you desire to add special Windows applications to your site. Some of them are ActiveServerPages (ASP),.NET script languages, VisualBasic or using Microsoft SQL databases (Access).
 

manohar parakh

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Linux is more secure and more efficient than Windows. Linux also has more of the features web designers expect, so unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.
 

Okayservers

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Linux hosting:
The Cloud based Cheap Linux VPS models are perfect for hosting critical applications or professional production environments. Our latest hardware guarantees stable service and high availability out of the box, no additional configurations required.

Windows hosting:
The Cloud based VPS models are perfect for hosting critical applications or professional production environments. Our latest hardware guarantees stable service and high availability out of the box, no additional configurations required. We provide reliable and cheap windows VPS hosting. The variety of cloud based plans are ideal for businesses seeking their own cloud on the Internet.
 

Sky Host

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Linux operating system is a highly secure operating system. ... But as the operating system with the largest user base, especially among novice computer users, it is the primary target for malicious coders. As a result, of all major operating systems, Microsoft Windows is the most likely to be the victim of viruses and malware. For more info please visit: skyhost.ae
 

EqServers

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The main difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting is the operating system that runs on the servers.
The user interface differences tend to be the most glaring.
Windows users who are switching to Linux will be in for a big shock when they first boot into the Linux command line.
 

Bhushancloud

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Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is more secure and more efficient than Windows. Linux also has more of the features web designers expect, so unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.

Windows applications which require a Windows server:
ASP.NET
MSSQL
MS Access
Visual Basic development
Remote Desktop (dedicated servers only)

One other difference is that Linux files are case-sensitive and Windows files are not.
Example:
On a Linux server, home.html and Home.html are different names.
On a Windows server, home.html, Home.html, and HOME.HTML are the same name.
 
Web hosting services carried on with Linux platform is called as linux hosting service. And hosting service with windows platform is called as windows hosting service. Windows hosting services is more costlier than Linux hosting as linux is a open-source software. Windows hosting is used for hosting application or sites based on ASP.net, forex trading, remote databases and more.
 
Linux reseller hosting also has some advanced features, web designers etc so, unless we have the website that need to specify the window application. So, Linux reseller hosting is considered to be the best reseller hosting in every aspect. It indulges into lots of features that support the sped, bandwidth and other compatible tools that are associated with them.

It found that the Linux reseller hosting is more secure and more efficient than window hosting.
 

manohar parakh

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The stability and security offered by Linux is far better than that offered by Windows VPS hosting. They have been known to last and provide dependable service through many years of operation. Rebooting is also one of the main reasons for the preference of Linux over Windows. Windows servers need to be rebooted every time there is a configuration change, whereas Linux servers can maintain configuration changes without restarting. Even though most people prefer using Linux servers, there are some applications that run specifically on Window
 

JAMES HAYES

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There are a lots of difference between Linux and Windows Operating System.

1. Linux is a open source of operating system but Windows is Close OS.
2. Linux provides OS in Free but In Windows You have to pay for License.
3. Linux is world popular OS around 60-70% of people are using on the other hand only 30-40% of users are operates Windows OS.
4. Control Panel is important part of Web Hosting. In Linux uses C panel and in Windows uses Plesk.
5. The big Difference is that there prices. Linux provides cheaper hosting solutions. On other hand Windows Charges of License and other softwares.

At the end, If you are looking OS for Web Hosting. Then you have to go on Linux Web Hosting and If your website are made in ASP or ASP.NET then you should Choose Windows Web Hosting.
 

VPSNest

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You can check a bunch pros and cons in this link :
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Windows-and-Linux-for-web-hosting-in-other-words-what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-each-each’s-limitations-performance-development-environment-and-deployment-between-Windows-and-Linux

But generally speaking, only use windows hosting if there is something very specific that truly relies on that platform (ASP, Microsoft SQL), on the other hand linux offers a wide variety of tools 99% of the cases for free, not to mention better security in that platform.
 
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