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Linux vs Windows Web Hosting

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by powpew, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. powpew

    powpew Regular Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Rather a nooby but specific question here.

    I have a hard time deciding for what type of web hosting to go with either Linux or Windows. I plan to create a real estate website with MLS integration and payment module for rentals.

    I am doing this kind of stuff for the first time. Therefore, please advise which one to choose and the reasons for doing so.

    All the answers are greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. N1ckG2

    N1ckG2 Regular Member

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    M$ uses Linux servers. :)

    Your best choice is cPanel Multiple Domain Linux hosting thus you have host many Unlimited) websites on one account. Look for AWSTAT, Daily backups, 5+ MySQL databases, 5+ add-on domains.
     
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  3. powpew

    powpew Regular Member

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    Looks like I will go after a Linux-based web hosting. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    BTOffensiveSecurity Newbie

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    google, amazon and facebook is power by linux servers
     
  5. HostStage

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    To be honest while windows is reliable when it comes to server hosting, but you may want to get rid of the extra greedy OS layer which is consuming some ressources and may inherently creates some issues.

    Also, it depends on the people you have at your disposal and their skill set to manage servers. Even though with cPanel it is almost a no brainer situation.
     
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  6. flymethod

    flymethod Regular Member

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    I use windows because I host multiple .NET driven web applications but for anything else I use linux.
     
  7. zoyaraymonds

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    go for linux
     
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  9. vikktor

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    What programming language and database are you planning to use? You shoul choose your Os/Server based on that.
     
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    Teotech Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Once Cpanel has now distribution for Windows I would say that it is the same.
    You will not understand any difference
     
  11. seriousjoker

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    If forced to conjecture, I would say you are not using MS products. If this is the case then Linux will be a cerebral decision.
     
  12. vikktor

    vikktor Registered Member

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    LOL, are you a bot?
     
  13. seriousjoker

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    No but taciturn homo sapiens. :prof01:
     
  14. hats_off

    hats_off Newbie

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    This is an important issue.

    Good choice going with a Linux server. You won't regret it.