If you're reading this page, then you've probably noticed we offer
both "Linux" and "Windows"
web hosting packages. So what does this mean? What's the difference?
Which one should you choose?
The terms Linux and Windows refer to the operating
system running on the web servers. Generally, the only time you
would need to choose Windows hosting is if you are using any files
or databases that will only run on the Windows operating
You should choose a Windows hosting
plan plan if:
- Any files of your website end with .asp, .aspx,
or .net. (ie: index.asp)
- You need a MS SQL database. (Also known as "Microsoft SQL
For anything else, you are probably safe to choose one of our Linux
Web Hosting packages.
If you're not sure which type of hosting you need, please feel
free to contact us --
we'll be happy to help you decide.
** NOTE: A website built using Microsoft FrontPage can be hosted
on either our Linux or Windows hosting plans. (The FrontPage server
extensions are installed and work equally well on both.)
Our Linux hosting plans are less expensive because our costs to
implement them are lower. For example, our Linux servers use the
CentOS operating system with the MySQL database. Both are open-source
software applications and do not require any license fees.
Windows, on the other-hand, is very expensive. Every Windows server
requires us to purchase a license from Microsoft for the Windows
operating system, and licenses for the MS SQL (SQL Server) database
software are also very expensive.