It is often observed that the people get confused over Windows and Linux hosting. Often the people who get the hosting for the websites get unclear over these two kinds of the web hosting – Windows and Linux.
Linux hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Windows hosting, on the other hand, uses Windows as the servers’ operating system and offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL).
The common wrong notion among the people is that if they go for the Linux hosting or get the Linux server then visitors to their website using windows operating system would not be able to see their website. But in actual, this is not the case. Since your website is platform-independent, this way the users using any kind of operating system whether Windows XP, window 98, Windows 10, Linux, Mac or BSD or even any OS, they would be easily able to browse your entire website. This same rule applies to both windows as well as Linux hosting.
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WHICH HOSTING SERVICE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
These two types of hosting offer the same level of proficiency. So the type of hosting service you choose greatly depends on what kind of technologies your website needs. For example, if you would like to start a blog with WordPress, or setup an online forum using phpBB, then Linux hosting will be a great choice for you. However, if your website requires specific Microsoft technologies such as MSSQL, you are required to use Windows hosting.