Is linux better than windows Server 2000 for hosting?

  • Cheeseboy
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • Cheeseboy
  • Posts: 106

Post 3+ Months Ago

Im not sure
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • etechsupport
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 247

Post 3+ Months Ago

When it comes to web hosting, it is easy to host on Linux web servers, traditionally it’s considered very stable and robust. It meets the scalability requirement easily and it’s secured and flexible too.Overall Linux hosting is an economical decision and most widely used.
  • Uncensored-Hosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 383
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Post 3+ Months Ago

*nix wins hands down.
  • CartikaHosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • CartikaHosting
  • Posts: 455
  • Loc: Wishing I was in Kicking Horse

Post 3+ Months Ago

They both have their benefits..

Although I am a fan of *nix, and have become quite comfortable in this environment, its pretty useless for a coldfusion developer, or a .net developer.

Most people entering the industry would choose windows if cost wasnt a factor, as everyone is used to the windows gui interface and is fairly comfortable performing routine tasks in that environment.

The average user, hosting a static html site wouldnt even notice the difference where their site is hosted - however, once you start getting into application hosting, and facilitating the requirements of developers, OS becomes quite important...
  • povidiu
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 18
  • Loc: Oradea

Post 3+ Months Ago

When we talk about servers Linux (*nix) rulz in all the fields.

Ovi
  • CartikaHosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • CartikaHosting
  • Posts: 455
  • Loc: Wishing I was in Kicking Horse

Post 3+ Months Ago

povidiu wrote:
When we talk about servers Linux (*nix) rulz in all the fields.

Ovi


I dont think thats a fair statement. I personally prefer linux, however, Im not a .NET or ASP developer :)
  • povidiu
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 18
  • Loc: Oradea

Post 3+ Months Ago

Almost all of the servers we use run on linux machine, and be sure that Linux is a much safe that windows. I and I am sure many more will prefere Linux instead of Windows server ;)

Ovi
  • CartikaHosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • CartikaHosting
  • Posts: 455
  • Loc: Wishing I was in Kicking Horse

Post 3+ Months Ago

Quote:
Almost all of the servers we use run on linux machine, and be sure that Linux is a much safe that windows. I and I am sure many more will prefere Linux instead of Windows server


Although I am certain this is true (though MS still has a very large piece of the market share in server rooms) - it still doesnt mean that everyone should only use linux and that linux is the solution for all.

Linux, like everything else, has its limitations - and there is a very large audience that requires windows
  • povidiu
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 18
  • Loc: Oradea

Post 3+ Months Ago

Yes, agree, anyway many people choose Windows for his easy to use facilities.

Ovi
  • Axe
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 5739
  • Loc: Sub-level 28

Post 3+ Months Ago

Which is better really depends on your needs and requirements.

Assuming the technologies you wish to use (perhaps Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl) are available on all platforms, I would DEFINITELY go with Linux.

Some people require Micro$oft proprietary technologies (.net, etc) which will either require Windows, with no alternative, or extremely expensive add-ons for Linux. Then you've just got to determine whether it's worth it.

But, all things being equal (with regard to both platforms running the same technologies), Linux, definitely.
  • etechsupport
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 247

Post 3+ Months Ago

Which is better really depends on your needs and requirements.


Well said! :)
  • iceX
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • iceX
  • Posts: 16
  • Loc: Singapore

Post 3+ Months Ago

For me, they are roughly the same :).
  • gr8support
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • gr8support
  • Posts: 6

Post 3+ Months Ago

I would recommend you to have Linux server for the purpose of hosting your sites. As its a good os and does have adequate security of all your stuff and provide much more that any other. You can host your site on a Linux server and just relax about your site's security. And with the control panels on Linux server you get various scripts which is a fantastic thing itself. :D
  • Tornado4Host
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 27
  • Loc: Egypt

Post 3+ Months Ago

linux wins :)
  • benoitb
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 114
  • Loc: Washington, DC

Post 3+ Months Ago

It all depends on what your hosting.
  • Tornado4Host
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 27
  • Loc: Egypt

Post 3+ Months Ago

i agree with benoitb
linux is really good for hosting websites but i prefer windows server for digichat hosting

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 16 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.