What is the Difference between Linux and Windows Hosting?
Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need specific Windows applications, Linux is the preferred choice.
Linux Specific Applications
- Scripts or applications that require specific Apache modules
Linux servers use different control panels.
- cPanel is available on all Linux-based hosting plans, such as Linux Shared, Reseller, VPS and Linux Dedicated Servers.
- WHM (Web Host Manager) is available on Linux Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Servers.
Another difference between Linux and Windows servers is that Linux files are case sensitive while Windows files are not.
- On a Windows server, home.html, Home.html and HOME.HTML are all the same name.
Although many people consider Linux to be more secure than Windows, both operating systems are equally secure. Security really depends more upon the server setup and the administrators running the server. All of Rajtika's managed servers are maintained with the latest security and performance patches and configured for optimal security.