Choosing An Operating System For a Virtual Private Server_ webwerks

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Choosing the right OS for your VPS might a little challenging, but this article makes it a lot easier for you. We've penned down the core features of Windows and Linux OS and the difference between them that will help you find the ideal OS for your needs.

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7/22/2016 Choosing An Operating System For a Virtual Private Server: rahulwwindia http://rahulwwindia.livejournal.com/521.html 1/2 Choosing An Operating System For a Virtual Private Server rahulwwindia rahulwwindia http://rahulwwindia.livejournal.com/ 2016-07-22 20:05:00 Selecting the operating system for your VPS is not as easy as it was a few years ago. While Windows has been simply iterating through versions there are a lot more distributions of Linux available for your virtual private server. Parameters such as CPU Memory IO etc. have been blurring of late due to advances particularly in Windows operating system. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each and leave you with some recommendations. Windows VPS Hosting Performance: Comparatively Linux is more efficient with CPU Memory IO usage than Windows in every aspect. No wonder Windows server improves performance level at higher processing power and memory but all that comes at considerably expensive rates compared to Linux. Application Support: The scripting languages such as ASP and ASP.NET can be run only on Windows server. Therefore Windows VPS is the ideal option for those working completely on ASP. In addition Windows server are also best suited to work with database software such as MS Access MS SQL. However Windows servers also support other scripting languages such as Python PHP Perl Ruby that are primarily built for Linux. Control Panel choices: Parallels Plesk Panel is the most popular control panel for Windows. In its recent iteration it has completed a major overhaul of its GUI and added tons of much needed functionality. It remains the preferred option amongst all Windows users. Security: The anti-virus software needs to be updated not simply for the websites it host but to itself from malware and other threats. Although there are plenty of anti-virus available for Windows IT administrators still need to be more cautious when working with the OS. Cost: Customers need to pay for the license fee and other additional features and upgrades depending on the distinct flavors of OS and the number of cores in the server CPU. Linux VPS hosting Performance: Linux is highly efficient as it requires less system resources to run different services and software. It is best suited for processing large workloads at minimal system requirements. Application Support: Linux supports a vast range of software languages such as C++ Python PHP Perl Java and more that lets you work efficiently and make the necessary modifications to improve server reliability and efficiency.

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7/22/2016 Choosing An Operating System For a Virtual Private Server: rahulwwindia http://rahulwwindia.livejournal.com/521.html 2/2 TAGS: linux vps hosting virtual private server virtual server hosting vps hosting vps india vps server vps server hosting windows vps hosting Security: Linux comes better configured for security out-of-the-box than Windows servers. While both VPS can be secured Linux seems to have an upper hand as it has a huge community following that helps detect and fix issues before they turn into major problem. Control Panel choices: cPanel is a popular and most used control panel that is only supported by Linux. It let users automate and simplify web management email and server configuration. Aside from this it also supports a host of control panel that includes Plesk Direct Admin Vesta ZPanel ISPManager and many more. Cost: Unlike Windows most Linux distributions are free and open-source. So should you be running a Windows or Linux VPS Hosting https://www.webwerks.in/vps- hosting-in-india The choice should be made purely on the context of your IT requirements. For instance you cant go for Linux if you work is entirely based on ASP and .NET programs. So you need to take into account what you need and what your business would ideally fit in. Both the OS has its own benefits and drawback and thus you must ensure to choose the one that would serve you conveniently for a longer period of time. 0 comments

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