Low Cost Linux Windows Virtual Private Servers
Many individuals, businesses and e-commerce website owners prefer a more private computing environment with dedicated resources in regards to hosting their marketing or seo projects, software applications or websites. For business needs, the operation and success of their business is primarily based on their websites functionality and so they will need to ensure that there are enough hosting resources to accommodate their web usage as well as the sites potential traffic needs. Because of this reason, most businesses opt for VPS (virtual private server) hosting. VPS hosting is more resourceful and highly reliable. When it comes to using a VPS, you need to decide whether to run it on a Virtual Windows or Linux server system. Windows and Linux are different operating systems and VPS hosting on each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a short comparison below, between a Linux and Windows Virtualserver.
Windows VPS hosting fully supports classic ASP and ASP.NET websites. This can be advantageous if your website was originally built with any of these scripting languages. Since Windows has dominated the market, it allows for better compatibility between Windows Virtual Private Server and common web development applications such as ColdFusion. On the other hand, Linux VPS hosting does not support ASP and ASP.NET websites. Although some VPS hosting services claim that their Linux VPS support Windows applications, functionality will be significantly affected. You will not be able to access Microsoft SQL Server and Access databases since both are Microsoft products and so can be fully accessed and utilized primarily with Windows VPS hosting.
Ease Of Use
A Windows VPS is easier to use; the user interfaces are graphical instead of command line. Typically, a Windows VPS doesn’t use open-source applications and so there is little chance of unauthorized access to your resources. On the other hand, Linux VPS is managed through SSH, which requires more expertise and technical know how to ensure that everything is set up properly. A Windows VPS hosting and even Windows applications usually come with some licensing costs which can raise the cost of using the VPS. On the same note, Windows VPS may require more specialized needs, that can affect the cost. Linux is an open-source operating system and so it usually dosen't require additional licensing costs, depending on the Linux version that's chosen. Which means that, you will not have to pay for the type of license fees sometimes associated with Windows hosting. Consequently, you can sometimes use a Linux VPS solution as a low cost dedicated server, when compared to Windows VPS hosting. Linux VPS hosting can also offer better GUI options for some individual users as well as a small business user.
Linux Virtual Private Servers act as physical servers because Linux VPS hosting offers an isolated environment. For illustration purposes; a windows vps in the usa, canada or mexico can share the entire main server resources and still work like a standalone and isolated server. Windows is simply an “all-or-nothing” system. On the same note, the Windows virtual private servers sometimes need more resources, in terms of RAM to run efficiently. On the contrary, Linux VPS servers will sometimes require less RAM to run; as just basic modules are used to host websites. Windows and Linux VPS hosting will appeal to you, depending on your specific needs, budget, server requirements and overall goals. So it's best to decide on these factors before choosing the perfect VPS solution for your needs.