will a switch from windows to linux hosting break my site?

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I was asked to manage a an existing site already being hosted on a server running windows. I would like to switch to linux so i can use .php and wordpress to give them a place to easily post news (can be done via email). if I switch to a linux server will it cause any changes in the site? It is a pretty standard site, a CSS, html pages all with some flash content, but no asp databases and the like. I would hate to make the switch and then spend time i don't have to strengthen out all the pages.
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A quick search on Google shows that php and Wordpress can both be used on Windows.
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Should be fine, Just make sure you do a backup of everything. I have never done this myself but there should be no issues.
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Don 2007.. thats my fault for lack of info. My webhost does not support wordpress or php on windows hosting, which is why i want to switch. thanks godaddy.com
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Then the switch makes sense but I would set up a test server on your LAN first.

Install apache or whatever you are going to use, make your changes and test it from other machines using different browsers.
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good thinking. I have a linux server running on a computer at home. I'll load it up and see what happens. Thanks for the suggestion!
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The only thing I can think of that might affect your site is that Linux, unlike Windows, is case-sensitive. (So, for example, if you have an image named "FortyTwo.png" and in your image tags you call it "fortytwo.png" it won't come up.)
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Maybe you are right here. I'd say the same about Linux.

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