Linux Web Hosting Vs Windows Hosting Plan

If you are wanting to build a website, you are probably wondering web hosting, Linux or Windows? I’m going to tell you right now, you want a Linux web hosting service! Here are some reasons why you want to have a Linux web hosting service instead of a Windows web hosting service.

The Linux operating system is more stable! This means that the computer that is serving your website to people every day, will not crash as often as Windows. If you are making money from your website selling products or services, you don’t want your website down at all. If your web site goes down, you can’t make any sales!

Linux operating system is free! So the web hosting company that owns all these web servers don’t have to pay another $300 to put Windows on each server. Which in turn will pass a slight savings onto you!

Linux is also built for networking and multitasking. So it can handle more people using the server at the same time without any problems. So if I had a server running Linux I could have 1,000 different customers using this same server. If I take this same exact server and I put Windows on it, I may only be able to have about 500 different customers using the same server. So again it’s cheaper for the Linux web hosting service so they don’t have to buy as many servers. Remember more servers is more money they have to spend on the servers themselves and also the electric to run that server. So again, you get a little bit of these saving passed onto you!

Linux servers are also more secure! There are many ways Linux is more secure, but the main reasons here, is account security! Your account is safer from hackers if your web hosting service is using Linux. Your customers credit cards and such are safer from attacks. Also your website is safer, so attackers don’t break your website, change your website, or even steal your files!

Linux can not get computer viruses! So your account will be safe from computer viruses ruining your data, stealing customer username, passwords, credit card numbers, etc.

So if you are wanting to check out some Linux web hosting services, below are some Linux web hosts that Beginner Linux Tutorial recommends:
NOTE: If you want full details of each Linux web host please check out our Linux Web Hosting section!

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  1. salim
    Posted June 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Linux tutorial comment

    hi , im new to linux servers , with linux can i do remote dektop like this showing here ?
    i look in google no where i find that 🙁


  2. Posted June 26, 2010 at 12:04 am | Linux tutorial comment

    Yes, you can do remote desktop with Linux. You can use a VNC program or even rdesktop program.. Most Linux distros will usually have both of these installed by default. Typing in remote desktop Linux or Linux remote desktop in google should bring up tons of stuff for you.

    But if this is a shared webhost you are going to buy, make sure they support remote desktop, as some web host providers do not have this enabled. If you are doing a dedicated server, you would definitely have control over that and be able to add remote desktop. Same goes for Windows servers, make sure they support remote desktop if that’s something you want. Again here if it is a dedicated server, you can do this as well yourself.

    If this is a server you are setting up yourself, no problems there either. Hope this helps you. Have a great day!

  3. RMAU
    Posted June 4, 2016 at 2:04 am | Linux tutorial comment

    Another difference between Linux and Windows servers is that Linux files are case sensitive while Windows files are not.

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