While choosing the suitable server OS for your IT company, several aspects has to be analysed. Through this article from ServerAdminz, the leading technical support company, you could make an easy choice.
Which to use for business Linux hosting or Windows hosting?
Windows is the propreitary Operating system from Microsoft Family, which was introduced in 1985 and already has several versions released till date. This operating system with a well designed graphical interface fourished world wide due to the features and convenience it offered in handling day to day computing. For the same reason, this operating system got flourished globally and, all users are provided with support and constant product updates. Individuals who are familiar with Windows interface prone to choose the same OS for their server as well. A majority include those who use Active Server Pages (ASP) Technology. Also tools like Visual Interdev, Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Access enables users to create a MS Access or MS SQL DB driven website.
Unfortunately, Windows requires huge resources – faster processor (the CPU), more internal memory and a larger hard disk. Eventhough Microsoft claims that its because of the extra functionality that each applications offer, heavy resource requirements puts a good number of users in trauma. Additionally, users have to meet extra expenses for development tools, licenses etc. This makes Windows server more expensive.
Also Windows does not allow its user to explore the real backend activities. Relying on the Microsoft Support team makes it difficult to troubleshoot even minute issues in the server. This costs both time and money, which is pretty disappointing for an individual or an IT organisation.
Unless and until an organization requires Microsoft specific tools or products like FrontPage, it is recommended to use Linux Servers. Following are the reasons that support the aforementioned statement.
Linux servers are more stable and less prone to downtime. When Windows servers require reboots to apply any updates or configuration changes, Linux don’t.
Moreover, Linux servers are capable of handling multiple users and processes at the same time. This facility ensures that the administrative tasks are done by root / admin users. This adds to the server security.
Also Linux servers are less prone or free of Malware or VIRUS attacks. The scalability and robustness of Linux enables to execute it on any server irrespective of the hardware configurations.
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Linux is almost nill when compared to Windows or other propreitory software. Also, you will be free to choose what applications should be installed to meet your requirements instead of relying on any paid counterparts.
Hence it is best advised to choose Linux over Windows, unless and until you need any particular windows applications for your company servers.
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