Linux vs Windows Hosting
Not sure if you need Linux web hosting ot Windows web hosting?
Linux hosting is the most popular form of hosting on the net today. Linux operating systems and linux hosting technologies are generally open-source which has given rise to its prominence. Linux Shared Hosting is extremely scalable so as your site grows it remains easy to manage. Generally if you run a forum, blog, gallery, PHP based ecommerce site then Linux Hosting is for you.
Windows hosting is based on the Windows operating system. It is known for support of various programming frameworks, including ASP.net and ColdFusion. Windows Hosting also supports SQL Server (MSSQL) and Access, which can be used to build database driven websites. So if your site has pages ending in .asp or .aspx then you need Windows Hosting.
Still Not Sure?
Simply put, if you are not sure which hosting is right for you then Linux hosting is for you. People that need Windows technologies generally know what they specifically need. If your site is a blog, CMS, simple website, or PHP driven then Linux is for you.
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting, sometimes called shared services or virtual hosting, is simply when multiple web sites share the same server, thus reducing the cost for everyone.
With a shared hosting account, your site will usually be on a server with many other web sites. That may sound like a lot, but it usually works out extremely well because most sites don’t generate enough traffic or use enough resources for it to become a problem.
Shared hosting is suitable for personal sites, small businesses, and even medium sized businesses if their hosting needs fit within the parameters of a small business.
Most shared hosting providers offer substantially more disk space, data transfer, and email accounts than most people or businesses need. If every site used their quota, shared hosting would not work. But since few do, it actually works out quite nicely.
The only real problem with shared hosting is if the web host oversells. Overselling means the host has put too many sites on one server. At HostStreem, we never oversell our servers. We offer true web storage and bandwidth limits and also ensure that our servers are never overloaded. Our servers run consistently at 25% or lower utilization.