Linux Hosting The Battle than Windows Hosting.
Anyone who is uses computers today will be familiar with Windows and Linux as operating systems. Some prefer Windows because it is extremely
easy to use - both hardware and software - and some prefer Linux because it is much more flexible is use; above all it is open source ware and hence
it is free. Those who enjoy Linux are totally baffled as to why people would want to pay for something that you can get absolutely free.
Actually there is a simple and logical answer to this question. When the Windows was launched some 20 plus years ago, it caught like wild fire
because it was all of a sudden so easy to use and so convenient to install. The best things that it maintained a constant identity - as the product of
Windows, while on the other hand Linux went along under many names, such as Knoppix, Mandrake, SuSe, Windows, and so on. With each name
(different companies) Linux as an operating system had slight variations. Hence, it was bothersome for people to keep track, and sometime use Linux
due to this aspect.
Then comes the inherent difference between these operation systems.
Technically speaking, you will find the GUI is optional in the Linux operations system while it is part and parcel of the Windows. The separation of the
GUI directly affects the reliability and speed - not to mention efficiency - of a server and hence here Linux scores over the Windows.
Another major difference is in the way these operating systems handle their command prompts. While Windows uses similar command interpreters for
its Windows 9x versions, the NT series have a different style but common to each other. Linux on the other hand, being a UNIX version has the
capability of handling multiple command interpreters, which can be a boon, though it mostly favors Bourne Again Shell (BASH). The other interpreters
that you will find in Linux are C Shell, ash, Korn shell and so on.
The best and most highlighted difference is the price tag attached to the operating systems. Windows is an expensive