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Windows vs Unix Server


markymrk22

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Hello,

 

I would greatly appreciate some help.

 

I have been using oscommerce on a shared windows server for over a year. I have now decided to switch to a dedicated server, so that I am not constantly interupted with problems and downtime, and most important slow response time.

 

Can anyone help me decide on what platform I should look to get?

 

I know nothing about unix. and alot about windows, but I plan on joining a managed host, so I do not even know how much my knowledge matters.

 

Here is what matters most to me, speed of my site and uptime of server.

 

Thank you for all of your help,

 

--- also if anyone has a good dedicated hosting company that they would like to recommend I could really use the help.

 

Mark

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Hello,

 

I would greatly appreciate some help.

 

I have been using oscommerce on a shared windows server for over a year. I have now decided to switch to a dedicated server, so that I am not constantly interupted with problems and downtime, and most important slow response time.

 

Can anyone help me decide on what platform I should look to get?

 

I know nothing about unix. and alot about windows, but I plan on joining a managed host, so I do not even know how much my knowledge matters.

 

Here is what matters most to me, speed of my site and uptime of server.

 

Thank you for all of your help,

 

--- also if anyone has a good dedicated hosting company that they would like to recommend I could really use the help.

 

Mark

 

I better suggest Linux although I am using Windows for my development purposes. I have both strong knowledge of linux and windows but if terms of hosting server, linux if my preferred server (more reliable, secured and fast performance). If you want you could use godaddy.com as your hosting provider. Their prices are pretty cheap but fair quality products.

 

regards....

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Thank you for your help,

 

anyone else have any input for me??

also -- what exactly is red hat(linux) compared to unix,

 

Redhat Linux is no longer exist: It is Fedora Core now.

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Well I like Unix for hosting my sites. I find it to be a bit more relayable

The natural home of open source software (including php and mySQL themselves) is Unix/Linux.

Local: Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Apache 2.2/php 5.3.0/MySQL 5.4.10 • Web Servers: Linux

Tools: BBEdit, Coda, Versions (Subversion), Sequel Pro (db management)

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The natural home of open source software (including php and mySQL themselves) is Unix/Linux.

 

True. Using MS is a nightmare to your pocket.

 

:):):)

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True. Using MS is a nightmare to your pocket.

 

:):):)

Not only that. Google for backward slashes and you'll learn how many compromises there are in the MS version of php. It only supports a subset of the php feature set you have on Linux.

Local: Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Apache 2.2/php 5.3.0/MySQL 5.4.10 • Web Servers: Linux

Tools: BBEdit, Coda, Versions (Subversion), Sequel Pro (db management)

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