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By Ajay Kumar Subscribe to RSS | January 25th 2012 | Views:

It is not at all simple to select a web hosting plan that fulfills all your requirements, even when the hosting industry has developed vastly in the last few years and several hosting companies have come into the market. Some careful thought must be given when choose the best web hosting company. Web hosting service is generally considered very versatile in nature. Versatility comes from the fact that there are various kinds of hosting options available for users to choose from. They are Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting. So let us discuss in detail about them.

Windows Hosting is the most commonly used hosting option among users. This hosting uses a server that runs the windows server operating system. This website hosting plan is most suited for a user who intends to use specific Microsoft applications in his website. This is also the biggest benefit of a windows plan. When it comes down to cost, this hosting plan is usually considered as an expensive option for users, as it has some licensing costs charged by Microsoft. This plan also enables its users to load more web space and also manage their own domain and sub domains.

Linux Hosting is the other main hosting plan that is widely available in the industry. It is carried out by a hosting company that runs a Linux operating system on its servers. This plan is considered cheaper than Windows Hosting because it is an open source product. This hosting plan, due to its functionality and flexibility, has been rightly made a viable alternative to a windows plan. This platform also provides a greater level of control and reliability to its users. The biggest benefit of Linux Hosting is its scalability. If at any point of time a user plans to switch from a Linux operating system to a windows operating system, the transformation can be done easily.

Web hosting companies nowadays also offer Java Hosting and PHP Hosting plans to its customers. PHP, which is a short form for Hypertext Preprocessor, uses PHP programming language. It is an open source language that comes absolutely for free. Many people have now started to debate about which plan is better. All these plans come with certain advantages and disadvantages. It basically depends upon the user which plans he wishes to go for. Whenever he decides to pick any hosting plan, it is very important for him to take all his hosting requirements into consideration.

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Ajay Kumar has 5 long years of career proficiency as a content writer and written some of the most searched articles on Cloud server, cloud hosting, domain names, domain registration, web hosting, windows hosting, reseller hosting, check domain names, domain availability and cloud server hosting.

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