- Linux is open source, so no cost is associated with its most versions; hence it is cheap and affordable to operate web applications. While Windows a product of Microsoft is Commercial and involves additional investment for development tools. You may not get free applications with Windows.
- Linux is supported by many powerful and reliable tools and solutions like PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Perl while Windows provides MS FrontPage, MS Access, and MSSQL. For programs in ASP (Active Server Pages) or ‘.NET’, Visual Basic Scripts, Visual Interdev you need Windows Hosting Server.
- Linux is more secure to viruses and malware as compared to Windows. Windows hide the files of other’s users whereas in Linux a root administrator can view all the files.
There are both merits and demerits of using Windows hosting and Linux hosting. But it is seen that most of the people prefer Linux hosting over Windows hosting because it has several unseen advantages which make it more user-friendly, cost effective, secure than others. These benefits may not possess by the Windows.