Linux vs Windows Hosting

Linux vs Windows Hosting

Linux vs Windows hosting is a hot debate in many circles including web hosting. Ultimately, the operating system (OS) of your choice can affect the way your server behaves and how you interact with it.

The thing is, it’s purely to run a website without knowing what your server is running. After all, chances are you will probably spend all your time interacting with a Content Management System (CMS) or a hosting application such as cPanel or Plesk.

Some applications are only available for specific OS’s, as with cPanel which only runs on Linux OS. Therefore, if you want to run specific software on your server, you want to make sure that you choose the compatible OS.

Linux servers provide more customization options, which are used by your developer or system administrator.


When it comes to choosing an OS for web hosting, many people will suggest you to go with Linux without a second thought. While we can’t deny the fact that Linux is the most popular option these days, that’s why GixHosting’s servers are Linux-based.