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Re: [News] Linux and Windows Hosting - A Survey

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Tue, 03 Oct 2006 16:26:54 +0100
> Deciding Between Windows Web Hosting And Linux Web Hosting
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Many people recognize Linux Web Hosting as the best type of web
> | hosting solution around, because of the added advantages of this
> | web hosting solutions, which provide reliability, security,
> | functionality, and affordability all in the one package. 
> `----
> http://www.txt-m8s.com/article/title/52399/
> The funny thing is that the only disadvantage listed for Linux is that it's
> not Windows.

*double-take* Huh?

In any event, asking about Windows versus Linux web hosting
is a bit like asking whether one should use a wheel or
a track sled in a ATV.  Both are useful but there's a bit
more involved to the vehicle than that. :-)

For example, the Linux side mentions MySQL, a database
portion (one of several); presumably the Windows side could
use SQL Server.  The article does not even mention IIS,
Apache, JBoss, etc.

As for accomodation of Windows applications: IE is one
such, and Apache seems to do well enough therefor. :-)
But that's a quibble; presumably the author is discussing
server-side software.  I frankly don't know how well Linux
would work talking to a SQL Server system using ODBC.
(Java might work reasonably well.)  There are of course
issues using VBasic, though AIUI there's a payware solution
for that.

#191, ewill3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
New Technology?  Not There.  No Thanks.

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