Windows and Linux operating platforms are very similar in function.
- Windows Hosting – If your website requires Microsoft products like MS Access, Microsoft SQL Server or VBScript or ASP scripts.
- Linux Hosting – Supports popular web hosting technologies like PHP, Perl, mySQL, PostgreSQL and CGI Scripts.
We at Comparethehosts.com recommend the Linux web hosting packages. In general, Windows hosting plans costs and most web hosting servers run on Linux server (around 70%).