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    I have been using Linux hosting. It is one of the best platforms for easy management and handy operations. However, I would like to try Windows + Plesk configurations.
    Please let me know if it is manageable like Linux.Plus let me know if it is secure from spam, suspicious activity as I didn't face any in Linux one. Any great opinions are accepted

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    Linux hosting is the best platform due to its flexibility, and it supports PHP and MySQL and scripts such as Zen Cart, WP, and phpBB.

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    • #3
      Linux hosting is best for the server side. Windows hosting have limited features as compared to linux based web hosting. In Linux the cPanel is easy and user friendly for all. Most of the users you see running websites are mostly prefer Linux hosting over Windows.

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      • #4
        Windows hosting any given day as that is what I have been using since a long time. Obviously, Linux is more secure but there is a learning curve involved.

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        • #5
          The reason Linux gets the upper hand is because it is open source and when someone has found a patch then he will distribute it within the community so everyone can be aware of it. For Windows, you are at the mercy of Microsoft

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          • #6
            Linux hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Windows hosting, on the other hand, uses Windows as the servers' operating system and offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL).

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            • #7
              Many people I know think Windows hosting is much simpler than Linux. It is easier to manage in their opinion. Maybe, you will face some learning curve when moving from Linux, otherwise, it is more simpler than Linux as in Linux as desktop OS and Windows. Many enterprise customers depend on Windows hosting for various needs.

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              • #8
                It depends upon what is your application requirement. If your application is friendly to both. I would recommend Linux first. but if your application is Windows friendly. Looks to have control panel like plesk with Windows.

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                • #9
                  Most web hosting service providers provide two kinds of hosting-
                  Linux hosting
                  Windows hosting
                  In general, Linux hosting refers to shared hosting, the most popular hosting service. Many websites nowadays are hosted on Linux hosting due to its affordable pricing and its flexibility. It is compatible with PHP and MySQL which supports scripts like WordPress & many more. While, on the other hand, Windows hosting uses windows as the servers and offers windows specific technologies such as ASP, .NET & Microsoft access.

                  Now there is a question which arises that If my PC runs windows then you have to use windows hosting?
                  The answer is NO. The type of hosting you select has nothing to do with the operating system your PC runs.

                  Which hosting you should select?
                  These two hosting service offers you the same level of proficiency. So the hosting you select is majorly depends on your type of technology your website needs.
                  For eg- if you starting a blogging website then the Linux website is best for it, however, if your website requires specific Microsoft technologies then you should use windows hosting service.

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                  • #10
                    As long as you don't need Microsoft specific technology on your website, it is good, if you stick to linux Hosting. Linux hosting has technologies like PHP, MySQL and PHPBB.
                    If you need ASP.NET functionality on your website, then go for Windows Hosting.
                    Peace.

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