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While both Linux and Windows offer a good amount of user-friendly features the things might be a bit knotty while deciding the idea OS for your web hosting plan. In fact, both the OS have pros as well cons and you should be very careful while choosing the right operating system for your web hosting plan. In one of our previous posts, we have already discussed the various differences between Linux Hosting and Windows Hosting. Taking the things forward, in this post we will present the pros and cons of both the OS and also suggesting you the ideal OS aligning with your specific needs.
So Linux can be the best choice for you if:
Due to its global reputation, Windows is highly used across different countries and is actively employed by various industries as their trusted IT application. Windows can also be used for the server in the form of Windows Server. Though Linux enjoys a wider acceptability when it comes to the server OS, of late the windows has made some significant and relevant developments that have considerably elevated its appeal.
Windows can be an ideal choice for you if
How should I make the best choice?
Whether you are planning to buy shared hosting packages, enjoy elevated security and more privacy with VPS or go for full-fledged premium features with the managed dedicated server, you need to keep in mind the pros and cons of both the OS. Just ensure that the OS you are using should align with your specific requirements
Though Linux certainly offers you cost benefits and better-controlling capabilities, it would not be fair to say that Windows is a weak contender, especially keeping in mind the various changes it has introduced in the recent years to emerge as a more user-friendly platform. However weighing on the scales, Linux seems to have more weight than Windows.