View Poll Results: Should I opt to Windows NT Server or Linux Server ?

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  • Windows NT is better...

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  • Unix is the best...

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  1. #1

    Windows NT Server v/s Linux Server for website hosting...

    Haan Ji

    I am is looking for a webserver for hosting a website, but I am confused as to which server he should opt for ? Right now I have got two options with me. Please analyse options below and suggest what would be a better option for a novice like me and why ?

    Please do suggest any other option but my budget is limited...

    Windows NT

    Generate powerful websites through Microsoft® Windows NT® and Internet Information Server® 4.0 and add tremendous functionality to your site. Offer dynamic content through services such as Active Server Pages, SQL Server and Visual Interdev 6.0.

    Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS 4.0)

    Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

    Microsoft Index Server

    SSL Secure Server (SSL 3.0)

    Macromedia Shockwave / Flash 4.0 & 5.0 (MIME Type Support)

    Microsoft Access 97 / 2000

    Microsoft FrontPage 98 / 2000 Extensions

    Active Server Pages 2.0 (Complete ASP)

    Java Server Pages (JSP) and Java Servlets

    ActivePERL 32 Perl with “cgi-bin” directory

    Full FTP Access for Upload / Download

    Detailed Statistic Reports And Analysis

    Microsoft CDONTS Mail Components

    Web based E-mail Interface for accessing E-mail anywhere

    Unlimited E-mail forwarding

    “Catch-All” E-mail Accounts

    Auto Responders

    Third party ASP Components

    Free Components and Scripts

    Password Protected Directories

    UPS Power Backups

    Daily Data Backups

    99% Uptime guarantee

    Same day / Immediate setups

    Linux systems are typically very stable, due to its longevity and are host to a number of various popular web sites. Linux hosting also offers you more cost effective solutions and a large amount of work available through readymade scripts and solutions. Develop sites on this mature platform.

    Apache Web Server Support

    MySQL Server (for database applications)

    "Cgi-bin" Directory

    Perl 5.x Support

    Server Side Includes

    SSL Secure Server (SSL 3.0 Support)

    VRML Support

    Java Servlets API 2.0 now Supported (Extra Charges)

    Microsoft FrontPage98 / 2000 Extensions Support

    Full PHP 4.0 Support

    Macromedia Shockwave / Flash 4.0 & 5.0 Support

    FTP Upload / Download Using Cute FTP/ FrontPage

    Password Protected Directories

    Live Web Statistics

    99% Uptime guarantee

    SendMail for (POP3 / SMTP Mail)

    Catch-All E-mail Alias

    Web based E-mail Interface for accessing E-mail anywhere

    Unlimited E-mail Address Forwarding

    Unlimited E-mail Aliasing

    Auto responders
    I basically want a server which gives me facility to host PHP, mySQL and Apache to host dynamic websites on phpBB etc.

    Please guide me...

    Kind Regards !!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Might want to change NT to 2K3. Not sure why you'd want to host in NT anymore, much less where you picked the specs from. Is someone still offering this as a platform?
    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

  3. #3
    unless you have some thing that specifically requires you to have a windows based server, go with Linux / Unix.

    Not that windows is any less superior, but it will cost you more.

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  4. #4
    With a good Linux distribution like Fedora, PHP, MySQL, Apache, FTP, News Server, Postgres and some other hosting related things are all pre-installed, pre-configured so all you have to do is turn them on.

  5. #5
    These specs were taken from www(.)cybersitesindia(.)com (as I am allowed to post such links only after I have posted 5 posts)...

    There is another site www(.)hostguru(.)com. Hosting prices of both of these two sites are quite affordable for my pocket, being in India.

    Would anybody have just a look at the Linux packages they are providing and which one should I opt for.

    Your help would be most valued.

    Last edited by Ideal Singh; 03-30-2004 at 02:54 AM.

  6. #6
    one is www(.)cybersiteindia(.)com
    other is www(.)hostguru(.)biz

  7. #7
    I basically want a server which gives me facility to host PHP, mySQL and Apache to host dynamic websites on phpBB etc.
    mysql will run faster on unix servers.
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