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Windows or Linux Hosting: Which one to choose

 


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Almost every business today needs a website that allows its clients to access their information via the internet. A web hosting company usually helps in this process. These companies offer a range of website hosting plans to their clients so that they can effectively build their online presence. The type of web hosting a user needs depends on several factors. These can be the kind of website a user wants to build, the applications he is going to use in the website and the amount of traffic he expects on it among several others. Among the various website hosting plans available Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting are the two hosting options that have become very popular. So let us discuss in detail about both of them.

Windows Web Hosting is a hosting plan that is carried out on a windows operating system. As we all know windows are among the most popular operating systems that are extensively available globally. This hosting plan is most suited to individuals that plan to incorporate multiple windows applications in their websites. Applications such as Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (.asp) or Microsoft Front Page work very effectively with this hosting plan. Another advantage of this plan is that it is also very compatible with ASP. NET, MYSQL and PHP languages. Another major benefit of using windows is that it is considered to be highly reliable and scalable in nature, as it is a licensed product of Microsoft. Due to all these advantages Windows Hosting has become very popular in India.

Linux Web Hosting has garnered publicity mainly in the last few years. It is also known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) and is considered to be a highly cost-effective and flexible hosting solution. This hosting plan is used on a Linux operating system, which is an open source software product. It is also said to be very secure in nature and provides the user with an ideal environment for running various applications. Linux is compatible with all major scripting languages, such as PHP, MySQL or Perl. It is extremely fast and reliable and has the ability to quickly load web pages.

Every user who is seeking to build an online presence needs to deal with a situation to pick up a hosting service. In order to get the best website hosting service for your website, it is advised to thoroughly review the services offered by the web hosts before selecting any one service provider.

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