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Old 08-26-2010, 09:34 PM
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Would you choose Windows or Linux Hosting

As a customer who wants to buy hosting, which platform would you choose. Windows or Linux. I would appreciate comments with the vote as well.
 
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:43 PM
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Most applications and web applications are working great on windows.
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:12 AM
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If you can pay more you can use windows hosting. But in the most cases there is no need at all to do that.
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:12 AM
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As a personal preference, I would go with Linux. It is a lot more open source and very stable. Of course with Windows you need to know how to use it and actually need the features. It is very user specific and from my personal use it is very powerful if used right. (Had a Linux and Windows VPS at the same time with similar specs on my host)
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:50 AM
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Having used Linux and never actually run a website/application that requires Windows (or stuff that only runs properly on Windows), I naturally prefer Linux. But I would not hesitate to use Windows. With the right provider, there's no need to worry about it too much.
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:04 AM
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Linux rocks
stable and cheap
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:11 PM
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Linux is most highly recommendable.
Windows if you need a hardcore OS to boot your software. Otherwise stick to linux, its stable & alot of support on the world-wide-web.
 
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:21 AM
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Linux: Much easier to control remotely.
 
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:37 PM
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Linux is by far more open source which is why it is more flexible and arguably more powerful. I actually think it is so simple to use to the point where it is/should be the industry standard.

From my personal experience with various VPS from my host, it is just a seamless OS for web hosting purposes.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:01 AM
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Usually it would just be Linux as it's stable and cheaper. However if you running asp.net sites or need dedicated hosting rather than shared hosting, then I'd go with Windows as it's easier to use.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:30 AM
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I am using Windows hosting. And it is easy to use.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:00 AM
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No need to pay more and use windows unless you need it (i.e. .NET) Linux works great as mentioned already
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:07 PM
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This all depends on your goals. I prefer Linux as I work as a Linux managed service provider, but if you have applications you are trying to integrate that run on SQL server, then IIS would be preferred. Each has its strong points.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:37 PM
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Another vote for Linux. It's generally thought of as more stable and there are no licensing costs associated with it.
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:15 PM
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Does the average webmaster know the difference and the capabilities or downside to either type?

I must admit, except for seeing it mentioned in a thread here and there, i really dont know the differnce between them. When i get hosting, i look at the performance that i hope to get, the price and how soon i can get it up and running. I believe that my experience level would be ckassed as being "average webmaster".

Perhaps i need to learn and investigate more
 
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:36 PM
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Does the average webmaster know the difference and the capabilities or downside to either type?

I must admit, except for seeing it mentioned in a thread here and there, i really dont know the differnce between them. When i get hosting, i look at the performance that i hope to get, the price and how soon i can get it up and running. I believe that my experience level would be ckassed as being "average webmaster".

Perhaps i need to learn and investigate more
The average webmaster probably won't know the difference and features that set the two apart at all.

If the webmaster doesn't know the difference, chances are they are going to go with Linux. As stated before, Windows has a specific feature set that you will only buy into if you know what the features are and know how to use them.
 
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:20 AM
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I use Linux. I have nothing that requires Windows to run and Linux hosting is generally cheaper.
 
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:23 PM
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I always use Linux. I once deviated and used windows but that was the ONLY time I ever got a site defaced by muslim hacker-terrorists, and from then on never considered windows again. May be coincidence, but I never really liked windows hosting to begin with, especially since it usually costs extra bucks and gives no boost in performance.
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:27 PM
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I've been running Linux (Debian to be exact) for over 10 years and I wouldn't abandon it for any reason. When it comes to hosting, my experience while working 7+ with one of the top 5 world-wide Industry leaders is that the average consumer order percentage is pretty much even give or take 10% (of course there are Linux vs Windows flame wars all over the Internet to argue this). It all boils down to the customer needs or requirements.

Linux is attractive to developers, people who want a sandbox to play in, businesses who's main concern is security, or people who just want flexibility, reliability, speed & performance.

Windows is attractive to businesses due to familiarity and specific requirements who's applications can only run on Windows. It's also attractive to people who just aren't knowledgeable with Linux and don't have the time to learn - it's a never ending learning process.

The examples above are only a small fraction of reasons why people choose what they do - the list is never ending for both Operating Systems. There are many other arguments why one is preferred over the other when it really boils down to what the customers requirements are.
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:32 PM
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alot of great experiences have happen with Linux, and for windows ive had alot of bad ones lol.
 
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