Many people assume that, because their computer uses Windows, they must look for a Windows host. That's absolutely not true. Your website or blog can be created in Windows and hosted on Linux and vice versa. There is no problem with that at all. We recommend Linux hosts because they are:
Cheaper than Windows.
Able to handle many processes running at the same time better than Windows.
Last but not least, Linux hosts are able to handle PHP much better.
The only advantage of Windows is that it can run Microsoft software such as MS SQL databases and MS Access. Windows also offers developers the use of Microsoft's programming environment such as ASP. Webmasters can develop a site using the interface of Microsoft tools such as Microsoft Access. With ASP, webmasters are able to develop a database-driven website using MS SQL and Microsoft Access. Linux however, has long been used as server operating system, and the system has become more prominent than ever before. According to the company Netcraft, 8 out of 10 web hosts are running Linux on their web servers. Linux now represents 7 of the top 10 while Windows is only 1 out of the top 10. The common platforms for web hosts, Apache, Perl/PHP/Python, and MySQL, are all possible thanks to Linux and not to Windows. Linux is now also used as the basic OS for super computers. Out of the top five hundred systems, 461 are running on Linux. Linux was also selected as the OS for the most powerful super computer, IBM's Sequoia. More and more web hosts are switching to Linux each and every year and it looks as if this development cannot be stopped anymore. It won't surprise me if eventually Windows would disappear as OS for web hosts. This operating system, invented by Microsoft, simply has too many limitations and the system isn't stable enough. Actually it's the same as with Microsoft's browser Internet Explorer. Despite the fact that most new computers include this browser, it's popularity is declining each and every month. Personally I prefer Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Now let me make one thing very clear: I'm not saying that Windows is bad, I'm just saying that Linux is better for the reasons as mentioned above. And I'm not the only one with this opinion. That's why so many hosts are switching to Linux. So it's better to think twice before buying a Windows hosting package.
Company: Dick Detering.
Service: Linux Hosts.
Review URL: http://weloveourhost.com/linux-windows.html
Description: Most people think that they need a Windows web host because their computer runs on Windows. This is a myth. Linux hosts are more reliable and more stable.