Q. What is the difference between Linux & Windows hosting?
Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is an open source and the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect.
The real difference between the two systems lies in the scripting languages that Windows and Linux use in webpage production. ASP scripting is more often found on Windows
The major difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting is that they support different kinds of programming languages. The choice of selection is more in case of the Linux hosting as it has a wide range of supported programming languages. Its range of supported programming languages include different types starting from CGI basic script support to programming languages of higher level such as PHP, Perl, Ruby, etc. In case of Windows hosting the range of choices for languages diminish and it only supports few languages which are powered by Microsoft such as .ASP, .NET, etc. Linux hosting becomes advantageous for wordpress, joomla, mambo users as it offers one click installs and easy management.