Linux And Windows Operating Systems
One of the most difficult decisions any new comer will need to make is which web hosting platform would he or she wants their server to be on. The two most popular choices are Windows and Linux web servers.
* FTP commands and control panel – Both Windows and Linux servers support these comparably well, but a variety of the FTP commands turn out to be a little different between the two operating systems, since a few of the FTP softwares are intended for use with either one or the other in their initial design. You may see some error messages from time to time when running FTP commands through your chosen server.
-Support- the support for the Linux platform pales in comparison to that offered by Windows and is also sometimes more expensive and frequently more limited in its capabilities. Linux is running on much specific technologies as compared to Windows which is much more generic.
-Security and reliability- as you are probably already aware, Windows is commonly used as a home computing choice so this generally means that the operating system does not have the high technological standards that the Linux platform does since it is mainly used by developers and system engineers. It is much more likely that you will have a successful attack against you when using Windows than Linux if no other reason than the fact that there are a much larger number of Windows based attacks than Linux ones.
-Performance- Linux is frequently thought to be a better performing system most likely due to the fact that it is packaged efficiently. Linux plans are more specifically designed for their target customers. As opposed to these specific designs, Windows instead offers a more general package to all of their customers.
* Conversion – possessing a Linux web server today is alright, in particular if you plan to switch over your Operating System in the near future, since your conversion will prove to be simple and smooth in getting your website changed over to Windows hosting from Linux hosting. On the contrary, it is indeed a nightmare for anyone who wished to convert their website from Windows hosting to Linux hosting.