Thread: Linux vs. Windows Based Hosting
02-22-2013, 05:40 PM #1
Linux vs. Windows Based Hosting
So Personally I use Linux Based Hosting seeing as most scripts run on php. I know some applications use Windows Based Hosting so what do you use and why?
02-22-2013, 06:03 PM #2
We prefer Linux and we offer only Linux web hosting, many of Linux variants and programs are free (open source) or mush lower in prices unlike Windows. Also, security and reliability are better compared to Windows.
02-22-2013, 06:11 PM #3
Same here I used windows hosting once and it was a total nightmare I honestly think Linux is the only way to go with hosting and I agree Security is better with Linux
04-04-2013, 01:10 PM #4
Yes, Linux all the way. Used WAMP before as I have a few computers with windows on them. It works good for just testing scripts etc.. but when it comes to hosting, not even close.
I use CentOS 5.6 on all my servers and have one with Ubuntu just for fun.
05-07-2013, 09:43 AM #5
08-16-2013, 10:06 AM #6
I am here to help you. Before choosing a hosting provider you should be clear about the server either with Windows or Linux. I would recommend you to host your website in Linux server. Because Linux has more advantages over Windows. Linux is open source, virus free platform, free softwares, manage more files etc... But these are some what not possible with Windows.
11-26-2014, 01:57 PM #7
11-28-2014, 04:43 PM #8
Linux and windows are from two different worlds while Linux runs most of the internet, windows market share is based more on the high level corporate world. The large companies and military mainly use windows to run their .asp .aspx applications. The main problem with windows is when it tries to live in the Linux world and think it can survive which it cannot.
From a hosts perspective windows is a pain in the ass since the market at our level is very small and windows nickel and dimes you to death with licensing everything including how may procs our nodes have. And windows freezes and eats up RAM like its free, its much harder to keep a windows machine online than a Linux.
11-28-2014, 09:32 PM #9
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03-05-2015, 09:36 AM #11
Use Linuz. Don't know why but started with that many years ago and have not looked back.
03-21-2015, 12:50 AM #12
No doubt when I say that Linux is best choice.
03-21-2015, 11:14 PM #13
Linux is the best choice and more secure (I know that some one will start to mention that Windows secure too, I can say that majority of viruses are designed for Windows, not Linux or Mac!)
03-25-2015, 12:13 PM #14
Although many people consider Linux to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure. Security really depends more upon the server setup and the administrators running the server. All of HostGator's managed servers are maintained with the latest security and performance patches and configured for optimal security.
04-03-2015, 10:31 PM #15
They both have their unique uses. Which one is better depends on what you are using it for.
05-01-2015, 06:26 PM #16
Once it was necessary to administer the server on windows. It was creepy. Never again to this return. Only Linux
05-01-2015, 07:00 PM #17
I suppose those who know and use Linux prefer it, but I prefer Windows. Everything I've heard is that Linux is difficult to use.
05-01-2015, 07:20 PM #18
A) When people hear people talking about commands, shell, ssh, blah, blah, blah, they immediately think that is what you have to know to be able to use Linux.
B) If Windows is all you have ever used, learning Linux UI is a bit of a learning-curve, but its really not bad.
Bottom line, there is no such thing as "the best", only the best for you and your purpose.
05-01-2015, 07:25 PM #19
05-01-2015, 07:42 PM #20
Windows can run php and asp.net, making it more robust. Starting with IIS7 (i believe), IIS includes many performance optimizations built in, thanks to some Windows/ZEND corroboration. They also started using FastCGI as default php handler in IIS.
I still maintain that there is never a clear winner, and that you should choose what works best for you, but I prefer Windows.
• IIS – 9 percent
• Nginx – 21 percent
• Apache – 26 percent
• IIS – 49,000 responses per second (r/s)
• Nginx – 23,000 r/s
• Apache – 14,000 r/s
• IIS – 2.8 milliseconds
• Nginx – 5.5 milliseconds
• Apache – 6.3 milliseconds
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