What is the Difference Between Linux and Window Hosting? Which One to Choose?

Window Hosting

Whether you need to create a website for your online blog, news portal website, or e-commerce business, or you want to practice running your own servers, you’re faced with one very important choice: Should you run a server on Linux or Windows? Not sure about the difference between the two? Here are some key traits that differentiate Linux hosting from window hosting.

Most hosting service providers offer both Linux and Windows Server Hosting, but which one is the better option for you? This article tells you everything you need to know about Linux vs. Windows hosting. If you’re already familiar with the basics, then you can directly browse AGM Web Hosting Website to choose the plan as per your website needs.

In general, Linux hosting and window hosting both refers to shared hosting. The most popular hosting server among two Linux server in the web hosting market in Nepal. In fact, majority websites are now hosted using Single Domain Linux hosting due to its affordable price, flexibility, value-added features and amazing performance. Linux web hosting is compatible with PHP and MySQL that supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Laravel framework project can also be hosted under Linux server hosting in Nepal.

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).

AGM Web Hosting Categorizes Linux Hosting into three main sub categories meeting most web user’s varying requirements.

Linux Hosting:

Single Domain Linux Hosting

Single Domain Linux Hosting Varies in price from as low as NPR.1399 to NPR.9580 per year. Every linux hosting plans are equipped with Free Auto SSL services, R1Soft Backup and free cPanel Account for file management. Single domain linux hosting as the name suggests are designed to host single website. Single Domain Linux Hosting is considered to be the best among three Linux hosting plan for Laravel Framework Project.

Multi Domain Linux Hosting

Multi Domain Linux Hosting is used only when the user’s have single cpanel requirement that can host multiple websites/domains at an affordable price. Multi Domain Linux Hosting ranges between NPR.699 to NPR.2499. It has single cPanel account allowing multiple domains to be hosted.

Startup Linux Hosting

Startup Linux Hosting are mainly designed for academic students and beginners to help them understand the basics of web server at much cheaper price. The price ranges between NPR.699 to NPR.1199 with varying web server space on the server. Startup Linux Hosting also comprises of single cpanel account, Free Auto SSL, Free Backup etc. However, this plan is not considered suitable for Laravel Framework Project because of low RAM memory and CPU resources.

Window Hosting:

Single Domain Window Hosting

Single Domain Window Hosting Varies in price from as low as NPR.1799 to NPR.3699 per year. Window Hosting is expensive in comparison to that of Linux Server. Each Window hosting plans are equipped with Plesk Panel for file management. Single domain window hosting as the name suggests are designed to host single website. Single Domain Window Hosting is considered to be the best among three Linux hosting plan for .net core project.

Multi Domain Window Hosting

Startup Window Hosting


These represents some of the key differences between the linux and window hosting server. They seem simple enough, but simple doesn’t always mean easy. You require greater technical efficiency to work with plesk panel and manage files within window server over linux server. So the type of hosting server you choose greatly depends on your website technology you employ. For example, if you would like to start a blog with WordPress, or setup an online forum using phpBB, then Linux hosting server might be great pick for you. However, if your website requires specific Microsoft technologies such as MSSQL, you are required to use Windows hosting server.

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