You need to do both!
Founded by Redmond’s billions, Microsoft’s hosting department has managed to carve out an impressive market share in recent years using just over 33% of active websites reportedly run on Microsoft servers (Source: Netcraft). By offering your customers Windows you are opening up your services.
Together with the continued democratisation of the internet and the explosive development of Facebook and MySpace (essentially 1 page sites ), at Heart Internet we’ve discovered every year hosting customers becoming less’techie’ and more user established (e.g. Wedding websites, household records, blogs, fan sites…). While this group begins to explore solutions that are more flexible beyond the limitations of their social networks, many will locate themselves gravitate to new names they feel comfortable.
From the business and more windows hosting perspective, Windows programs are ideal selection for people who use these features such as ASP, ASP.NET & databases like MS Access or MS SQL. Hosting resellers supplying both Linux and Windows will enable customers to run a PHP and MySQL based site right next to their ASP.Net SQL site, with the added plus of it all being in the same control panel so they do not have to keep switching between the two.
As with all our reseller and shared hosting packages, we have maintained our Windows reseller accounts easy and straight forward, charging a minimal cost which covers all of the extras and no surprise charges for basic features. The comparison table below demonstrates how much you can save Heart Internet’s Windows accounts. To reiterate, file and directory names are instances. For instance, if you name a webpage Home.html and another page home.html, they will be two completely separate pages. People visiting your site is going to have to be cautious about it. This doesn’t hold true for Windows web hosting.
The 2 types of hosting are aimed at unique requirements. Some sites are hosted on Windows since their demands are compatible with Windows. Their websites are typically hosted by big companies on Windows because almost all of them have a distinct demand for Windows hosting. Individuals who don’t have much experience with web hosting could be better off with Linux web hosting. Such individuals, including small businesses, lack the need of the sophisticated features provided by Windows hosting. If you’ve got a particular need for Windows hosting, then it’s ideal to select Windows. However, if you are trying to find a more economical service with less elegance it is ideal to go with Linux. It allows you to use Windows-based tools like FrontPage, provided those extensions are enabled. Linus web servers allow you to use virtually all types of web extensions. Some of the extensions are. Htm,.shtml, also .xml to list a few. In addition to this can also be easily hosted on a Windows web server. However, the reverse is not necessarily true.