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    Hosting on Windows or Linux?

    I'm trying to get a general understanding of the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting. Everything I've read so far appears to be extremely biased towards either Windows or Linux, without providing any detailed information.

    As I knew that seems Linux is more stable and can run longer without needing a complete restart, but Windows has more support for any problems you may run into.

    So far what I want to know some comparisons of web host under Windows and Linux rather than an actual development. Your comments would be appreciated.

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    The may difference depends on what you need to run on the server. If your site's use php, then you should use Linux. If your site's use asp.net, then you should use Windows.

    Windows servers do need rebootsnfor updates more often then Linux, but it is not very often.
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    Well with Linux having KernelCare, there's really no need to reboot Linux at all.
    CloudLinux is by far the more superior operating system IMO.
    You should only be using Windows if you need specific things like asp.net.

    My recommendation is naturally Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    The may difference depends on what you need to run on the server. If your site's use php, then you should use Linux. If your site's use asp.net, then you should use Windows.

    Windows servers do need rebootsnfor updates more often then Linux, but it is not very often.
    For php sites, having any alternatives to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Localnode View Post
    Well with Linux having KernelCare, there's really no need to reboot Linux at all.
    CloudLinux is by far the more superior operating system IMO.
    You should only be using Windows if you need specific things like asp.net.

    My recommendation is naturally Linux.
    Thank you for your recommendation!

    I have not ever heard of KernelCare or CloudLinux before but I will try to have a look on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompWiz View Post
    For php sites, having any alternatives to Linux?
    Yes, you can also host php on Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Yes, you can also host php on Windows.
    I have tried to host wordpress sites on godaddy, windows hosting but it didn't not work, so its better to host php with linux.

    What about hosting asp and php sites on same hosting? is it possible?

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    simple if you need asp then go for windows.. otherwise stick with linux

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    Linux in my pov, is easier then windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Yes, you can also host php on Windows.
    It has any disadvantages if I host php sites on windows hosting?
    Quote Originally Posted by batamwebhosting View Post
    simple if you need asp then go for windows.. otherwise stick with linux
    Thanks I think its better to host websites on exact hosting that it needs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc A View Post
    Linux in my pov, is easier then windows.
    Easier in control hosting or installing software?

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    Installing software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc A View Post
    Installing software.
    Beside configuration web hosting (VPS, dedicated server) then installing software is one of most difficult steps in web hosting. I don't think it's easy tasks.

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    I have tried and tested web hosting Laravel on Windows and Linux CentOS to compare.
    Performance wise, Linux seems better.

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    Needing asp.net is the only reason I can think of to consider running a Windows server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrinalee View Post
    I have tried and tested web hosting Laravel on Windows and Linux CentOS to compare.
    Performance wise, Linux seems better.
    What things have you compared and how the results are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Dini View Post
    Needing asp.net is the only reason I can think of to consider running a Windows server.
    I saw some hosting providers can allow you run both asp.net and php, so I should go with them? or should I use separated hosting, just Linux or Windows Hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompWiz View Post
    I saw some hosting providers can allow you run both asp.net and php, so I should go with them? or should I use separated hosting, just Linux or Windows Hosting.
    I've read how to do so, but I've never needed to try.

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    If you are looking for a shared hosting then always prefer Linux as its available with cPanel control panel which is easy to manage your hosting content, but if you want to purchase Windows dedicated server to run your own application which required Windows server then only purchase Windows server else avoid it to save good money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Dini View Post
    Needing asp.net is the only reason I can think of to consider running a Windows server.
    You can run ASP on linux with Plesk. I'm not using it but I have it on my panel settings ^^

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    It all comes down to what you need it for as others mentioned above.
    for scripts such as PHP, Game servers, even CMS Linux is highly recommended.

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    Also it does not mean you can use windows languages such as asp.net on Linux or use PHP on windows however they run better when they are ran on the OS that they are optimized for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxin Host View Post
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    It all comes down to what you need it for as others mentioned above.
    for scripts such as PHP, Game servers, even CMS Linux is highly recommended.
    Quote Originally Posted by Luxin Host View Post
    Also it does not mean you can use windows languages such as asp.net on Linux or use PHP on windows however they run better when they are ran on the OS that they are optimized for.
    You are right on this, I will keep it in mind.

    I also have php sites, to be honest I ran both windows and Linux hostsing and feeling Linux is better but could not clarify why.

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    I also prefer Linux, Up to some extend its the technical side of things however its also up to preference as well.
    I personally found that I had much less issues (bugs, crashes) occurring with Linux than any other OS.

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    My recommendation linux+cPanel, more stable, more compatible, the better.

    If you need to APS - windows+plesk

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    The may difference depends on what you need to run on the server. If your site's use php, then you should use Linux. If your site's use asp.net, then you should use Windows.

    Windows servers do need rebootsnfor updates more often then Linux, but it is not very often.
    Very agree with your opinion, it all depends in the user's needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompWiz View Post
    You are right on this, I will keep it in mind.

    I also have php sites, to be honest I ran both windows and Linux hostsing and feeling Linux is better but could not clarify why.
    Oh it's pretty clear, because linux just do the job you are asking, nothing less, nothing more. And if your linux server fail, you already know you have made a mistake.

    With Windows, you are just waiting for the next update to fix the problem created in the last one ... And you have to pay for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    You can run ASP on linux with Plesk. I'm not using it but I have it on my panel settings ^^

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    What is fastcgi support required for ruby on rails, I saw this option on my hosting control panel but I am sure what it will use for.

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