|Web Host Operating Systems
A few time ago appeared a lot disagreements
between opinions on the internet regarding, which is the best
operating system for web hosting. There are people who hate
windows, there are people who love FreeBSD and many others.
The thing is that the best system that suits you depends on
what you are doing. The servers and the softwares, all run
on a program named operating system. on a personal computer
you will probably have windows ME, XP, NT or something similar
to those. You can call this program the operating system.
Any hosting server also needs running on an operating system.
There are 3 different versions.
The first one powered by Microsoft is Windows. So, Microsoft
also makes a system designed for servers. Microsoft products
can trill integrate in this operating systems. It also allows
web sites to run Active Server Pages. The Microsoft servers
also allow the integration of SQL databases. The only problem
of the Microsof web hosting servers is that they are very
expensive. You will probably find one that costs several thousands
The second version for web hosting servers is Linux. Linux
was created and developed by some individuals who wrote the
main part of the Linux operating system. After that, there
were added some other parts to customize the operating system
for the particular use of any user. There are many companies
that market Linux, like Red Hat, Debian. The main advantage
of Linux is that is compatible with PHP. Also it's very stable
and has a great security. The best thing about it is that
Linux is free.
The third version of operating system for web hosting servers
is Unix. Unix is almost the same thing as Linux. If we think
more, we will find more similarities than differences between
the two programs. The most important difference is the way
they came to the world. So let's make it clear. Linux is something
like a cousin of Unix. There are two main Unix-based operating
systems: FreeBSD and OpenBSD. The good thing about this systems
is that they seem to be very stable once you manage to install
them. But they are very hard to install. OpenBSD is also known
to be one of the most secure operating system in the world.
But with OpenBSd you will have to sacrifice some features
for a plus of security. Again the best thing about these systems
is that they are both free.
The best for you depends on what you are going to do with
it. If you want great security, you should try OpenBSd. If
you are looking for compatibility with all the windows products,
then choose Windows. For compatibility with PHP programing
language choose Linux.The fact is that one cannot tell which
system is best, but employing and using it according to his
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