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Linux Hosting vs Windows Hosting


 

Linux Hosting vs Windows Hosting

A Linux Hosting or a Windows Hosting? That is the question asked by everyone who decide, one day, to buy a hosting solution. Each hosting solution has advantages and inconveniences. But which is better?

 

Security

Concerning security, the Linux distributions are known for their high security level opositely to the Windows distributions which are always victim of viruses attacks. But, we also know that the use changes from an adminstrator to another. So, an Windows Hosting user can be safe from any attack if he has a minimum of knowledge and a novice user of Linux Hosting can cause an unreasonable risk to its server.

Conclusion: The Operating System is not decisive to answer to security problems.

 

Handling

Everybody says : "Linux distributions are too complicated for me... they are for IT professionals". It is true that Linux is more difficult than Windows, in spite of the Linux distributions evolution of these last years which are more handy. But MSDos of Windows is also difficult and it is diffrent from the graphical interface we know. The Linux hosting or Windows hosting solutions proposed are sold with an operating system configurable via the console interface.

Conclusion: The Handling of each Linux hosting or windows hosting depends on the administrator habits.

 

Price

The Linux distributions are free, they are Open Source Operating Systems, and the Windows distributions are paying solutions. That is why Windows Hosting is usually more expensive than Linux Hosting solutions. The difference between its two prices is based on this criteria. There are some Linux Hosting solutions which are more expensive than the Windows Hosting solutions like the RedHat Entreprise Hosting solutions.

Conclusion: The price depends on the license we have to aquire and on our hosting solution provider.

 

General Conclusion: Their is no difference between Linux Hosting and Windows Hosting. It depends on what we want to do with it and what kind of application we want to run on our Hosting Solution. Their are applications which require a Linux distribution and other which require a Windows distribution.

 

 

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