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What is better to have a windows hosting account or a linux hosting account? (13 posts)

  1. GiorgioMartini
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi , i can have both , i have a hosting with go daddy they told me i can switch to wichever i want without extra charges.

    WHat is better?

    I want to do my personal web portofolio, Images, embedded flash videos, java applets(processing.org) and audio streaming of my music for people to hear.

    Nothing fancy.

    By the way i use mac, is there a problem with that when having a windows or linux hosting account?

    Thanx!!!
    This is my actual web, it will be something like that, but a bit updated.

    http://www.tweakingknobs.com

  2. John Hoff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you're talking about using WordPress, stick with Linux. Your life will be MUCH easier.

  3. vteixeira
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your hosting account has nothing to do with the computer you use.
    Always use linux hosting.

    Use windows only if you are going to use a CMS made on ASP.net.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    linux by far

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Don't listen to samboll, get a linux account ;)

  6. GiorgioMartini
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Allright i´ll stick with windoze then.

    thanx !

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No No. I was joshing there.

    A linux account is most recommended.

    In fact, some Windows hosting plans will not run WordPress.

    Get a linux hosting account.

  8. geroge49
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can't say enough about Linux (and curse MS).

  9. John Hoff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Geez MichaelH - gonna scare the newbie! ;)

    That was pretty funny though.

    @GiorgioMartini - I think you have a winner. If you need help, you know where to find us.

  10. Techratt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The only real reason to get a windows accout is if you are planning on using ASP/Net or ColdFusion for your programming. WordPress runs strictly under PHP which both server platforms support, but WordPress requires a slightly different PHP configuration than normal. Under Linux, the normal PHP set-up works fine, under Windows things need to be manually reconfigured, something your host may not be willing to do. So if you're just interested in wp, go with Linux. If you need the Windows capabilities, check with your host to see if they support a wp implementation.

    good luck
    TR

  11. Douglas

    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress on Linux should work without any trouble. I'd definitely recommend a Linux hosting account.

  12. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Don't listen to samboll, get a linux account ;)

    sort of humorous what bites you in the butt :>)

  13. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You'd think I'd learn!

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