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Windows Hosting vs Linux Hosting

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Even though Linux and UNIX have been used interchangeably, troche they are two totally different systems.  UNIX is the oldest operating system in the web hosting environment and Linux was modeled after UNIX.  UNIX is primarily responsible for powering the World Wide Web.  Windows, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to web hosting.  Windows hosting began to appeal to users who lacked the knowledge or ability to code with scripting technologies such as PHP, CGI and HTML, as is used in UNIX.

Windows Hosting  offers a user friendly setting that utilizes non-complex commands that enable management tasks to be handled from a GUI which boasts easy to use tools and icons.  On the other hand, UNIX is designed to perform demanding tasks and it provides a vast amount of administrative control as well as being very flexible for programming environments.  The problem with UNIX is that the raw DOS-like commands can be extremely difficult to learn.

Both Windows and UNIX have demonstrated their ability to perform proficiently when it comes to web hosting.