Windows Hosting vs Linux Hosting
Linux and Windows; the two most favorite web hosting of the netizens have their own advantage and disadvantages. The first and foremost point to be considered is to the type of your website. If you are you are a casual Webmaster who does not hold a website for revenue purposes, the Linux is the perfect choice for you. It is the most cost-effective, user-friendly and hassle-free option among these two. But in case of complex areas like e-commerce, live help, and others, you should prefer Windows.
The Relation Between Hosting and Operating System:
Basically, there is no such relation between the operating system and hosting. Linux hosting can run without any problem on Windows and vise-versa. With the help of your clear understanding on the FTP or the web publishing software, your host can run on any operating system.
The Objective of the Website
Before you decide the hosting, you need to explore the real purpose of the website. If you want to have an interactive website then you should use the languages like ASP, PHP or Perl. Each and every programming language has its own weakness and strength. Two languages PHP and Perl are supported by Linux whereas ASP is for Windows. If your Linux package is available to ASP then the functionalities will not be proper and smooth as Windows. It is advisable for a hassle-free work, go with the hosting which is supported to your website.
Security of Website
It is a universal truth that Linux has a better security system where hackers can easily target the Windows. But the truth is that you need to configure the host and update frequently for better performance and robust security.
So choose your host according to your requirements. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to ask more about it in the comment section.