You may have noticed that we offer both Windows and Linux Hosting service options. Which one of these options should you choose depending on your computer’s operating system? You may be relieved to learn that It actually doesn’t matter what your computer’s operating system is. You can choose Linux or Windows Hosting whether your computer’s operating system is Windows, Linux, Mac or another option. Your hosting account’s operating system is NOT dependent on your computer’s operating system. That means if you a Windows operating system for your computer, you can choose either Windows or Linux Hosting for your Hosting account.
Now that you know that you can host with either Linux or Windows regardless of what your computer’s operating system is, you may now be wondering which OS option you should choose for your Hosting account. What we recommend doing is looking at the requirements for the software you are looking to run on your hosted account. This is one of the best ways to decide which operating system you should select.
If the software you want to use requires solutions like PHP, MySQL, Apache, Perl, Python or PostgreSQL, you'll most likely want to choose Linux for your Hosting account operating system. If the software you want to use requires solutions like ASP, ASP.NET, MSSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server or .NET Core, you'll want to choose our Windows Hosting selection.