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Windows hosting or Linux

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by gliders, May 2, 2017.

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    Hi,
    SEMrush
    We have been using Linux hosting and we are aware of that it is the best platform for easy management and handy operations, but would like to try windows + plesk configurations as well.

    Could you please suggest any good windows hosting provides(really hard to find as we are new to windows hosting).

    Also, Is it manageable like Linux, :( Not sure,,, We only used windows in my local system.

    I don't know if i find any spam,suspicious activity in my windows hosting, I am well aware of linux, so didn't face such issues till now.


    Any great opinions are accepted Dudes :) :)
     
    gliders, May 2, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
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    webhost.uk.net Active Member

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    Windows with plesk control is well manageable , just like Cpanel / linux combination. On windows server you will have logs and monitoring stuff to manage account activities.
     
    webhost.uk.net, May 2, 2017 IP
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    SolaDrive Active Member

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    Windows is going to cost you a lot more, due to all the licensing of Windows and Plesk. With Linux, its free, all you pay for is the control panel (cPanel). And honestly, we sell both and find Linux to be easier to manage, more reliable and of course cheaper.
     
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    Unless you need Windows-hosting for specific Windows software, ie IIS / Active Domain or anything of the like, I see no good reason to use a Windows-server over Linux. They cost more, are potentially harder to manage / keep secure, and doesn't provide any real benefit if you're gonna run an *AMP-stack anyway.
     
    PoPSiCLe, May 4, 2017 IP
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    If you give more details of what you will be running on the server you will get better advice - based on your initial post it seems like you don't need Windows hosting.

    As already mentioned it's more expensive.

    If you're running PHP applications you will be better off on a LAMP stack.
     
    GameO.Over, May 5, 2017 IP
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    harry_v Greenhorn

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    Definitely, it will be a costly solution and you should go with windows only if your application/site really needs it. I recommend AccuWeb Hosting for your requirement. They will be able to setup your windows VPS with plesk. You will have ready-to-go environment for hosting your website.
     
    harry_v, Nov 23, 2017 IP