View Poll Results: What do you like?

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  • Linux VPS

    26 96.30%
  • Widnows VPS

    1 3.70%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    * What would you use?

    For a webhosting company would you buy a windows or linux server?
    Me and my team where having a debate and thought it would be nice to see what we all think about this.

    I personally love Linux VPS however my team believe Windows is better to use for Webhosting.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    surabaya, indonesia
    i prefer Linux VPS coz i get many client love linux and order on me linux VPS :d
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Linux is the "norm" when it comes to web hosting. However, a lot of hosting companies also offer Windows servers.

    What would I use?


  4. #4
    The only reason I'd use a windows vps is if I need to run an application that doesn't run in linux. So far the only time I found myself in this situation is with a customer running an app that requires SQL Server.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    LAMP ( Linux (operating system), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and Perl/PHP/Python) is best for offering Shared hosting services.
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  6. #6
    +1 for Linux.

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  7. #7 that a Microsoft OS with a head cold?
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Rotherham, UK
    Quote Originally Posted by raindog308 View Post that a Microsoft OS with a head cold?
    lmao that made me chuckle
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    San Francisco
    They both have their place, but you'll find that most shared hosting companies (assuming that's what you plan to do) are Linux based.

  10. #10
    I use FreeBSD... does that count?

    The ONLY reason I would use a Windows machine for web hosting is if it was an ASP application. Otherwise, I would use Windows for LDAP (Active Directory) and possibly some integrated VPN, DNS, and DHCP applications in a branch office or something. Also, I *love* Exchange Server 2010, and that, of course, will only run on a Windows host.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    FreeBSD is a solid server but Centos is the king of web servers. Windows 7 for the desktop over Linux any day of the week.
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