The Advantages of Choosing Linux Web Hosting
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In the world of web hosting, Linux has the upper hand against other operating systems particularly Windows. Linux web hosting is becoming more and more the most popular method of web hosting among web developers. You might wonder why Linux is the king when it comes to web development when Windows seems to be the better known operating system out there in the market.
Well, there are many things that caused Linux to be at the forefront of web hosting choices.
Foremost of these is the price, as every edition of Linux such as Free BSD, Red Hat and Debian is free for web developers to use in their web design. With the cost of the operating system to use gone, the overall cost of a Linux web hosting plan is reduced resulting in a higher profit for web developers and price advantage for consumers.
Here are the other advantages of choosing Linux web hosting:
The Low Costs
Aside from the free cost of the Linux operating system as mentioned earlier, choosing Linux web hosting also allows you to avail of the its other applications that are also free. Desktop and server applications for your web design such as File Server, Web Server, DNS Server and FTP are free to download and free for your server to use.
Its Compatibility Capability
Another advantage in choosing Linux web hosting is its compatibility with other software and operating systems.
Making a website that is based on Linux be hosted by a server that is of other operating system like Windows will cause no difficulties while having a website that is based on another OS like Windows be hosted by a Linux server will nothing but trouble.
That is why you should turn to Linux web hosting as early as possible to avoid these compatibility problems that you will most likely dace in the future.
The Performance Advantage
Aside from being free, the Linux OS and it applications are also widely commended for their performance which regards to their stability compared to other operating systems.
With all other factors of web hosting such as power supply and administrative skills equal, a one on one comparison between Linux and Windows will show that Linux provides better reliability with its stability and higher uptime.
Its Simplicity of Use
Linux web hosting is not a complicated job like the way it is portrayed by pundits who compare it with the user-friendly interface of Windows. On the contrary, the procedure of uploading and setting up of a Linux web server is almost the same process as the one that is done when setting up a Windows one.
Although choosing a Linux web hosting plan is not the overall solution for every web development situation, it proves to be the better, if not the best alternative to other more well known operating systems for web hosting particularly Windows as it offers key advantages like stability, compatibility and more importantly, lower costs for web developers.
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