Windows vs Linux : Hosting

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Low cost of ownership: The Linux OS comes free of cost (or at very insignificant cost, usually cost of distribution). Also, it has full fledged server, and desk top applications that comes free along withrepparttar OS. These server applications (such as FTP, Web Server, DNS Server, File Server etc.) being free, are also very stable.

Ease of use : When it comes to web hosting, it is easy to host on Linux web servers. The process of uploading and hosting is almost same for both Linux and Windows web servers. If you want to use a Windows based tool such as Front Page for uploading a web site on to a Linux based web server, make sure thatrepparttar 134375 Front Page extensions are enabled. This is only required if you are uploading using HTTP feature ( of Front Page. Front Page also makes it possible to upload a web site using FTP. You need to select for up loading using front page FTP option. Note that if you select "Front Page Extensions" during web site design, you must enable Front Page extensions on a Linux web server also. These days, all Linux web servers are coming with installable Front Page extensions, and this should pose no problem for hosting on a Linux platform.

You can use almost all types of file extensions (or scripts) when using Linux web server. Commonly,repparttar 134376 following extensions are supported: .cgi, .html, .htm, .pl, .php, .shtml, .xml, and others. Basically it means that you can host web sites that use different types of server side scripts including .cgi, .pl, .php, and .asp (with plug-in).

Easy to move between hosts : A web site designed to be hosted on a Linux based web server can be hosted on a Windows web server easily, where asrepparttar 134377 reverse is not always true.

Most widely used : Linux/Unix based web hosting is most widely used compared to Windows based web hosting.

Scalability : A web site is dynamic. Usually, a web site starts with a few pages of html and grows over a period of time to suitrepparttar 134378 customers requirements. It is preferable to design a web site keeping this requirements in mind. A web site designed for compatibility with a Linux/Unix based web server meetsrepparttar 134379 scalability requirement easily without making any site wide design changes.

Onrepparttar 134380 downside, Linux based web server is not fully compatible with Microsoft technologies. If you are using any specialized applications or VB for development of your web site, it is preferable to host with a Windows based web server.

However if you are not sure then email me or call Teeyes Siva on 00 91 452 3105858 and I'll help you decide by talking throughrepparttar 134381 issues.

Teeyes Siva heads the Sales Operations @ aalpha NET ( , India’s leading domain name registration, web hosting service provider. He can be reached @ or 00 91 452 3105858

Shared, Reseller, VPS, or dedicated

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Resellers are for people who host multiple sites or want to start their own hosting company. You are sharing a server with several other people. Unlike shared account, most reseller accounts come with a generous number of domains hosted allotment or unlimited number of domains. You andrepparttar people you host also riskrepparttar 134374 chance of suffering performance setback if any ofrepparttar 134375 accounts onrepparttar 134376 server drains too much CPU or RAM usage.


VPS(Virtual Private Server) is for those people who needrepparttar 134377 control of a dedicated server but cannot affordrepparttar 134378 price. In a VPS, you are guaranteed a certain amount of CPU usage and RAM usage. While this may be restrictive at times, it savesrepparttar 134379 risk of other people onrepparttar 134380 server bogging your site down. VPS accounts generally have full root access and can install their own software. VPS acts as a dedicated server except with less space, CPU, and RAM. You are usually sharing a server with a few others on a VPS account.

Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is a server fully to yourself. You do not sharerepparttar 134381 server or resources with anyone else. This is generally for high-intensive sites or sites that have alot of visitors. With a dedicated server you have full root access,can install your own software, and can do pretty much whatever you want withrepparttar 134382 server. Dedicated servers are generally pretty costly in terms of price. This kind of hosting is best suited for a busy portal or forum.

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