Choosing windows or Linux server

Domain Names are an important part of SEO. Discuss anything domain name related from registration to grabbing expired domains.
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 5:36 am

Choosing windows or Linux server

Postby roxxy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:37 pm

At the time of purchasing a hosting as first you have to choose the platform of the hosting like Windows and Linux. Generally Linux Hosting is far cheaper then Windows. but this is completely dependent on your website development if your site is built using ASP then you have to choose windows server and using PHP then you have to choose Linux server. Many windows server supports Linux also for this you have to read their manual or package includes.

Posts: 32
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 5:36 am


Postby roxxy » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:12 am

I think windows is easier but linux is most popular around the world

Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:53 am
Location: UK

Postby rembeatz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:43 am

We went for Linux with our hosting, it seemed to offer .htaccess which we find useful on our site when using PHP etc, but at the end of the day it's probably down to personal preference and what your site needs to run.

Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:34 am
Location: Philippines

Postby netph » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:41 am

it really depends on the developer's requirement. as for me, i use linux on my server
isulong seoph philippines

Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:35 am
Location: Texas

Postby TexSurance.US » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:19 pm


to you your servers OS is transparent,

but in terms of security - Linux
30 Second Health Quotes from Top Texas Insurers in 1 Master Report online

Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:52 am

Postby ajr » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:41 am

linux if you want to set up an ecommerce store using oscommerce or similar. from my experience, slightly easier than windows, although not much of a difference really.

Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:55 pm

Postby webfinity » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:06 pm

I've had less problem with Linux, but it has also been over 4 yrs since I've been on a server running Windows.

Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:27 pm

Postby Zhra » Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:43 am

At the begging I used windows, then I transfer to Linux Hosting because my site was small and I need something cheaper

After a period of 20 months I found out that my website is so slow and that problem out of the sever because it's loaded by more than 50-60 website, time mean I'm planning to transfer bake to windows Hosting

Posts: 105
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:41 am
Location: USA

Postby TravelandHoliday » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:57 am

linux...more stable and cheaper...

Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:36 pm

Postby porov » Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:35 pm

If you need windows technologies like the amazing or ms sql server you will certainly need windows, but if you are just gonna use php/perl and mysql you dont need windows hosting

Return to “Domain Names Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest