The choice between Windows and Linux hosting has always been a very complicated decision for potential customers who are seeking web hosting services. In terms of pricing, Microsoft develops and owns its Windows operating system; therefore hosting a website on the Windows platform is more costly.
On the other hand, Linux is an open-source operating system. In other words, in the majority of cases, Linux is a free operating system; reducing the costs of utilizing this platform. Contrary to popular belief, it is important to clarify the fact that even if a customer is running a Windows operating system on his computer, he is still eligible to use Linux as a hosting platform.
It is imperative to understand that the most important factor in making a choice between both platforms is to know what functions a customer requires from his web hosting service. A large number of web features such as MySQL and PHP are provided by both platforms. If a customer is seeking Microsoft’s proprietary features such as ASP, ASP.NET, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and FrontPage, then the Windows platform is an obvious choice.
In terms of stability, security, and performance, both platforms are relatively equal. For this reason, it is important to rely mostly on the web hosting company’s server reliability. At XeonBD, we offer state-of-the-art web hosting servers colocated in a reliable and secure data center.