Choosing Between Windows And Linux Based Servers 893 Views

Windows And Linux ServersOne of the choices to be made when selecting a web hosting company will be whether the hosting companies' servers run on the Windows or Unix/Linux operating systems. There are several factors involved in this choice - the type of site you will be running, how it was developed, any database used, and what, if any, extra features you need to use.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Linux? 850 Views

Linux LogoOne term that a web master may see when researching web hosting companies is that the server uses the Linux operating system. This may be unfamiliar to those new to web hosting, and so a brief explanation may be needed. Linux was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991, while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland, as a hobby. Although originally intended as nothing more than a way for Torvalds to use his new Intel 80386-based computer, he decided to release the source code under an open license, allowing anyone that wished to contribute to its development. This freedom allowed many developers to extend the capabilities of Linux.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Making The Choice For Linux Hosting 755 Views

Linux HostingIf you are new to web hosting you may find the choice between Windows and Linux hosting a difficult decision to make. This is especially true if you use Windows as your home operating system on your laptop or desktop computer. You may be conflicted with the prevalence of Linux hosts available and wonder why they are so popular when you rarely hear of Linux home systems. There are many reasons Linux is often used in web hosting and price is a significant component. When looking for hosting, be aware that Linux provides a cost effective, secure and stable environment for your site.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020
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