You may already know that when hosting a website, the operating system of the server where your website files are stored can either be Windows or Linux. When people browse the Internet it does not really matter what system is utilized for hosting your website. The output of the files from your server is generally translated into HTML so that any many browsers will see your website and so will Internet users.
What is the difference between Linux and Windows hosting?
It all comes down to ASP and APS.net related files and applications. If you are absolutely sure that your website will be made utilizing these files and applications then your choice should be Windows hosting. The simplest way to find out whether or not you will need Windows hosting is to make sure that your files end up with an ASP extension. If your index file name is “index.asp” instead of “index.html” or “index.php” than you need Windows hosting.
Many people may think that if your home computer is running Windows that you will also need a Windows hosting plan for your website, which is absolutely incorrect. It all comes down to a server side scripting language, specifically when it comes to ASP. So the answer is simple if you need ASP you need Windows hosting, otherwise Linux hosting will work for you.