Several factors will determine how you decide between Linux vs Windows hosting. There are benefits and disadvantages to both. The decision will ultimately come down to the elements and programming preferences of the site. If you have a programmer working on your site, he or she may have a preference in coding style or language that may favor one type of operating system over another.See all Linux Servers See all Windows Servers
Databases and programming languages will play a critical role in choosing an operating system. If an application within your site will be using a MSSQL database or designed in ASP, a windows hosting environment may be your only solution. On the other hand if you have an application that utilizes a MySQL database or is designed in PHP or Perl, Linux may be the best operating system for you.
Cost will also come into play when choosing Linux or Windows hosting. Linux is relatively free while Windows server licenses have an upfront cost.
Remote administration is another important factor to consider when choosing Linux vs Windows Hosting. Linux based servers are based on ssh, and therefore some developers may need ssh access to perform certain tasks. Alternatively, a Windows server environment with Remote Desktop access may be more suited for your type hosting. Sometimes Cpanel or Plesk may be all you need to perform administrative tasks on your server. All these factors should be given a hard look when making your server comparison.
Choosing an operating system is a very important decision. It may be very costly if you start on Windows and have to switch to Linux at a later time due to an oversight. SingleHop’s representatives can help to choose Linux or Windows based on the needs of your requirements. Talk to a SingleHop representative and feel confident that you have chosen an operating system that will allow you to create the web site you envision.