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What is the difference between Linux Hosting & Windows Hosting? How should I choose the right hosting platform for my website?

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When it comes to choosing the right hosting package and the platform for the website many people get confused and select the web hosting package and platform which is not perfect for their website. Many people think that Windows hosting is the right platform just because the operating system on their desktop/laptop is Windows. This is not how you choose the hosting platform for your website. Most of the websites on the internet are hosted on Linux servers. All the websites hosted on the Linux servers can be easily accessed and managed through your Windows Desktop/Laptops.

Windows platform should be considered only if you need Microsoft applications, such as ASP, ASP.Net, Coldfusion, MSSQL Server or MS Access databases to run your website. If your website is based on any of these Microsoft applications only then you need to go for a Windows based hosting package. If you are not using these Microsoft applications to run your website or if these terms are absolutely new to you, Linux based hosting would be an ideal option for you.

We provide both Linux & Windows based hosting packages. Both the platforms are reliable, stable and widely used. We also provide cPanel control panel with our Linux hosting plans and Plesk control panel with our Windows hosting plans. You can manage every aspect of your website and hosting account through these control panels. Both the control panel provide with a user friendly GUI through which you can easily manage your hosting account.

To host your HTML, PHP, MySQL, WordPress blog, Joomla, Drupal, eCommerce, Flash websites check out our Linux cPanel Hosting.

To host your websites based on ASP, ASP.Net, Coldfusion, MSSQL, MS Access check out our Windows Hosting Plans.

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