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Windows versus Linux for Web Page Hosting

An Overview

Choosing between Linux and Windows for your hosting provider can be challenging. This table should help make it a little easier.

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  Windows Linux
FTP Access yes yes
Telnet/SSH Access limited yes
HTML & JavaScript yes yes
FrontPage Extensions yes yes
CGI/Perl limited yes
ASP yes limited
PHP limited yes
ColdFusion yes yes
Access Database yes no
mySQL Database yes yes

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