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chris harry

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« on: September 03, 2013, 06:00:10 PM »
Guys....

What is the difference between Unix/Linux and a Windows hosting plan?

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Re: web hosting
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 06:47:05 AM »
Hello,
   
Linux is available in many flavors, though most hosting companies use Red Hat Linux, or Mandrake Linux, which are proven workhorses able to handle hundreds of websites and millions of hits per day.  FreeBSD and OpenBSD are versions of Unix which are also available. While ease-of-use is very important for a home or work computer, it is generally not a big issue when working with a web server. After all, you are doing most of your website design offline on your own computer. Unless you have very advanced programming or operating system-specific modules, you will not notice the difference between Windows and Unix servers.

Both Linux/Unix and Windows can handle high traffic websites and add-ons such as chat rooms, email and website statistics with ease. The biggest differences are price and software compatibility. Because Windows must be purchased and licenses renewed continuously, Windows hosting plans are usually more expensive than Unix-based plans. Also Unix-based plans often come with free email, databases (MySQL), statistic, and community programs. While Windows plans come with Microsoft software (MS SQL, for example) that must be purchased by the hosting company.

Both Linux and Windows platforms can run popular programming languages such as php, perl, or java. If your website uses active server pages, then it will be less risky hosting it on a Windows server. Well it still may function on a Unix server, there may be small glitches that are not immediately apparent. Similarly, if you are using with Microsoft SQL databases, these databases will be supported by most Windows plans. However, Linux or Unix plans often include MySQL which would require that your databases be converted to this format in order to function properly. If you are currently using any Microsoft programming (especially active server pages) or third-party applications (MS SQL 2000), you may want to play it safe and choose a Windows hosting plan.

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Re: web hosting
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 03:46:54 PM »
Hello

Unix and Windows can handle high traffic websites and add-ons such as chat rooms, email and website statistics with ease. The biggest differences are price and software compatibility. Because Windows must be purchased and licenses renewed continuously, Windows hosting plans are usually more expensive than Unix-based plan

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Re: web hosting
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 09:06:14 AM »
Hi,

                   Linux is the most popular version of Unix and so they are basically the same thing. Now the main differences between Unix/Linux and Windows hosting are price, stability, and functionality. Unix/Linux hosting is a lot cheaper than Windows hosting because Linux software and licensing is a lot cheaper than Windows.

                The difference in stability of Unix/Linux and Windows servers is up to debate, but chances are if you used a Linux operating system on your personal computer, you will find that the OS is very stable when compared to most versions of windows. The main differences in functionality is that Unix/Linux is best for perl/cgi scripting while Windows is best when it comes to ASP. If ASP is a necessity for you, you would not want to use Unix/Linux based web hosting.


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Re: web hosting
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 02:02:40 AM »
Guys....What is the difference between Unix/Linux and a Windows hosting plan?

Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems.
Linux hosting supporting PHP software.Windows hosting support ASP Classic,ASP.NET,MSSQL
One of the biggest differences between the Linux and Windows servers is security. Linux is built much more secure than Windows servers.
One other difference is that Linux files are case-sensitive and Windows files are not.
Linux is more popular than Windows hosting. Linux supports PHP natively and most of your free softwares are PHP. Windows can support PHP too but I suggest Linux hosting.
Although many people consider Linux to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure.

For my website I choose linux hosting. And i got Linux hosting service from 9cubehosting.com They provide good customer service and support.

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 01:43:22 AM »
Linux is the most popular version of Unix and so they are mainly the same thing. Now the main differences between Unix/Linux and Windows hosting are price, stability, and functionality. Unix/Linux hosting is a lot cheaper than Windows hosting because Linux software and licensing is a lot cheaper than Windows.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 02:20:02 AM »
Both Linux/Unix and Windows can handle high traffic websites and add-ons such as chat rooms, email and website statistics with ease. The biggest differences are price and software compatibility. Because Windows must be purchased and licenses renewed continuously, Windows hosting plans are usually more expensive than Unix-based plans. Also Unix-based plans often come with free email, databases (MySQL), statistic, and community programs. While Windows plans come with Microsoft software (MS SQL, for example) that must be purchased by the hosting company.

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 12:03:53 AM »
hii


   
Linux is available in many flavors, though most hosting companies use Red Hat Linux, or Mandrake Linux, which are proven workhorses able to handle hundreds of websites and millions of hits per day.  FreeBSD and OpenBSD are versions of Unix which are also available. While ease-of-use is very important for a home or work computer, it is generally not a big issue when working with a web server. After all, you are doing most of your website design offline on your own computer. Unless you have very advanced programming or operating system-specific modules, you will not notice the difference between Windows and Unix servers.

Both Linux/Unix and Windows can handle high traffic websites and add-ons such as chat rooms, email and website statistics with ease. The biggest differences are price and software compatibility. Because Windows must be purchased and licenses renewed continuously, Windows hosting plans are usually more expensive than Unix-based plans. Also Unix-based plans often come with free email, databases (MySQL), statistic, and community programs. While Windows plans come with Microsoft software (MS SQL, for example) that must be purchased by the hosting company.

Both Linux and Windows platforms can run popular programming languages such as php, perl, or java. If your website uses active server pages, then it will be less risky hosting it on a Windows server. Well it still may function on a Unix server, there may be small glitches that are not immediately apparent. Similarly, if you are using with Microsoft SQL databases, these databases will be supported by most Windows plans. However, Linux or Unix plans often include MySQL which would require that your databases be converted to this format in order to function properly. If you are currently using any Microsoft programming (especially active server pages) or third-party applications (MS SQL 2000), you may want to play it safe and choose a Windows hosting plan.



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