Sorry if this sounds a little stupid, but I'm having trouble choosing an OS for my upcoming web hosting company. Do I go with windows, or do I go with linux? I know there is Plesk for windows, and CPanel for Linux. I personally have only had experience with CPanel + WHM, but maybe Plesk is better?
I'm looking for something really user friendly for my clients, as well as something that WHMCS can do an auto setup on (which I think it does on both.)
And if windows or linux, what software versions are best?
Plesk and Cpanel has their own features , as you said you are familiar with WHM stuff then I will suggest to go with CentOS+WHM flavour , that will be the best combination.But still there are services which needs windows servers. If you are thinking about those services then go for windows + plesk services.
Regarding version choose CentOS 5.0 with WHM 11 and with WIndows w2k3 with plesk 8.2. will be the best combination.
CentOS is by far the best operating system for a web hosting platform. CentOS is highly compatible with just about every major web hosting control panel software.
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