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Should I choose a Windows or Linux hosting account?

Date Submitted: 1/7/14

The type of hosting you need depends on what kind of development language or database you might use with your website. Your home operating system will not affect which hosting account you choose.

Choose a Linux Hosting account if you're going to use PHP, Perl, Python, or CGI scripting. Our Linux accounts use a MySQL database. If you plan on using a Web application to blog, podcast, or create a shopping cart, check to see what language the developers used to create the application.

Our Linux hosting also uses cPanel as its control panel.

Choose a Windows Hosting account if you're going to use ASP or ASP.NET. Our Windows hosting customers can also use SQL Server (MS SQL). If you plan on using a Web application to blog, podcast, or create a shopping cart, check to see what language the developers used to create the application. ASP.NET application typically require some programming on your computer before you can use the application online.

Our Windows hosting also uses the Parallels Plesk Panel as its control panel.

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