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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovani View Post
    But it will not good as on linux because it was designed for the exact language it will support.

    This happened when I used godaddy hosting (window hosting) which supported both PHP and ASP language and it has any problems when running with PHP sites.
    Basically, Linux was made for PHP and other similar uses (business). Windows was made for more personal use. I think that is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovani View Post
    But it will not good as on linux because it was designed for the exact language it will support.

    This happened when I used godaddy hosting (window hosting) which supported both PHP and ASP language and it has any problems when running with PHP sites.
    How long ago was that?
    Do you know what php handler it was using?
    I'd be interested in knowing major about the problems you faced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arariel View Post
    Basically, Linux was made for PHP and other similar uses (business). Windows was made for more personal use. I think that is correct.
    Incorrect.
    Php was written in C and every OS uses C, either directly or indirectly.

    Now granted C was originally written using Unix as a guide, but this is simply because it predated Windows. Windows, Linux, Unix all started out as a new OS, built to improve upon existing OS's and Windows still uses C (or a variation. C++, C#).

    I can write new code to serve a unique purpose or build upon something else. If I write that code in php, but do it on a windows computer, does that mean it was written on windows and will always run best that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    How long ago was that?
    Do you know what php handler it was using?
    I'd be interested in knowing major about the problems you faced.
    It happened 3 years ago when I installed wordpress on my godaddy hosting and I couldn't connect to MySQL database and got some problems with PHP functions.

    At that time, we used a window hosting which supported as well for ASP web system.

    Now, I left GD, I use it for domains, not for hosting my websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovani View Post
    It happened 3 years ago when I installed wordpress on my godaddy hosting and I couldn't connect to MySQL database and got some problems with PHP functions.
    Here is a sample Wordpress site running on one of my Windows 2012 Servers.
    http://216.55.169.158/wordpress/

    24 queries in 0.366 seconds.
    Average load time of 0.6795 (115 runs).
    9.96 out of 40 MB (25%) memory used.
    Peak memory usage 10.09 MB.

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    Both operating systems have their ups and downs, one of the main reasons that Linux is so raved about in the web hosting industry is the fact that the software is open source. This gives you a lot more control over the way the operating system and the software you are using functions. IIS may be a great web serving software, in the end however Windows in its entirety is more resource intensive than a core linux distribution. Linux allows you to cut out all the bloatware (including the desktop environment) for more operating capacity.

    Another huge thing is cost, as a Microsoft Partner & SPLA member I understand that Windows is priced specifically for Enterprisee use, and thus this can be an inconvenience for a lot of people (operating cost to revenue ratio), whereas Linux is free in most cases.

    Another is Control Panels, when it comes to hosting websites the most widely adapted control panel happens to be cPanel/WHM. I know some years back cPanel attempted to enter the Windows market by developing Enkompass, and though the software was great, the heavy restrictions set forth in Windows prevented them from providing customers with the functionality that cPanel customers have all grown to love. Plesk, though also popular, still lacks a huge amount of features that are looked at by customers as well.

    Next off is web-software compatibility. A lot of open source software is developed to utilize technologies that are mainly powered by Linux based servers. This can cause conflict from time to time.

    It all boils down to personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arariel View Post
    What does Linux offer that have a lot of people in this thread saying it's the best for hosting?
    That's got to be down to the popularity and demand of Wordpress CMS... Simply put there are more Wordpress sites than any other... Wordpress is based on MySQL (MariaDB can also be used) and PHP and hence you'll be needing a Linux based server to operate that... BTW - its possible to setup PHP on windows but for the most part it does not happen... Windows servers tend to be .NET framework which is primarily used on windows server...

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    It is true that there is a cost difference using Windows. Microsoft is very proud of their products!
    Windows 2012 Server DataCenter Edition and SQL Server Enterprise will cost you some $$$$$$, but if your needing a single server, 2012 Standard/SQL Express is not bad at all.

    Plesk got a bad rap with their older versions (pre v11). There were a lot of missing features and bugs. Update fixed some problems, but created new ones. I believe V12 is much improved. A lot of the cPanel/Plesk decision boils down to personal preference and what your more familiar with.

    I really don't care which OS people prefer (although I do enjoy a good debate and playing "devils advocate"). I'm not trying to persuade everyone that Windows is better. I'm simply trying to understand the hatred for Windows. All the time I hear that people can't run php sites on Windows, but I have yet to see one that wouldn't work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Plesk got a bad rap with their older versions (pre v11). There were a lot of missing features and bugs. Update fixed some problems, but created new ones. I believe V12 is much improved. A lot of the cPanel/Plesk decision boils down to personal preference and what your more familiar with.
    I have not use Plesk 11 or 12 version but I am using Plesk Onyx and it is pretty good, its features can compare with cPanel or other paid hosting control panels and price is more cheaper.

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