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What is better to have a windows hosting account or a linux hosting account?

  • 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

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

    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.

    linux by far

    Don’t listen to samboll, get a linux account ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Allright iยดll stick with windoze then.

    thanx !

    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.

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

    Geez MichaelH – gonna scare the newbie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That was pretty funny though.

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

    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

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

    Don’t listen to samboll, get a linux account ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

    You’d think I’d learn!

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