When it comes to operating systems and website hosting there are two main options that you are presented with: Windows OS and hosting and Linux hosting. Before you make the pick, between these two there are certain things that you should be aware of: what their benefits and drawbacks are. Once you know them, you will have no problem in choosing the right one that complies with your website hosting needs. When it comes to Linux operating system you will find this one a very reliable one and free of costs. But at the same time you must be aware of its drawbacks.
They are as follows:
* Due to the fact that Linux packages are different with any company providing them. Linux is an open source operating system and as such every interested company can get it for free and implement it in their service packages. Each developer that makes use of it will take care of the maintenance and upgrading. This is why you may get an incompatible OS when there is the need to have it upgraded from various sources.
* Another drawback relates to the applications that you may need to make use with your Linux hosting for your website. There aren’t too many applications to make use of with this operating system. In this case, with your website that runs an online business you may have some inconveniences when you want to customize your website.
* Linux is not compatible with many scripts based on Windows languages such as ASP is that belongs to Windows. So in case you are looking to switch from Windows to Linux, don’t bother: it’s a waste of time!
* There isn’t too much support offered through Linux hosting. Keep in mind that due to its nature (coming as an open source) the support provided will differ with every contributor and can not therefore be compared to Windows which offers a large support centre.
As you can see, there are some essential things that Linux hosting does not come with even if it is more affordable and more reliable in its use. It is important at this point to always check with your needs and your expertise to make sure that the use of Linux doesn’t interfere with the welfare of your business website.