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clhenry

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Whats the difference between a window based server "Hosting" and and a Linux based server "Hosting". Do they both work with any site? any limitations? Thanks
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Both Windows-based servers and Linux-based servers can host web content without limitations.

The basic (and the biggest!) difference is that one can set up a Linux server for FREE using Apache.

Aside from limitations imposed by ISP's regarding server setup (most will not allow you to do this if you have a residential connection, for example), it is entirely possible to download Linux (or install from a CD), and have a working server setup (after configuring the system, of course) without paying a single cent for any software - something not possible using the products provided by Mr. Gates' company!

In addition, support for Linux and Apache is available in spades.
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Thanks Architect. Its a little clear now. I have been googling and reading also.
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I personaly believe that Linux servers are more secure than a Windows based server.

If you don't mind patching your server every other day then a Windows server is your ticket.

Just my 2 centavos....

Edited by thenotch, 31 March 2006 - 09:05 AM.

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