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Title: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: cedas on July 25, 2010, 12:26:18 pm
This probably seems a stupid question to you experts.  I am just starting out with a small web site.  My pc uses Vista.  Can I still use linux web hosting or does it have to be microsoft since my pc is using a microsoft os?
Title: Re: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: kirrus on July 25, 2010, 01:16:46 pm
Hello cedas welcome to linux.co.uk's forums :)

You can use a Vista PC to upload to a Linux web-server. I'd actually recommend you avoid Windows web-servers, they can be a right pain to keep running, and keep secure. You just need an FTP program, like filezilla, and you'll be able to transfer your website files up to the linux server.

Also, if you can, try to avoid the stack-em-high, sell-em-cheap web-hosts, they won't give you good customer service.

(Full disclosure: I work at a Linux-only web-host, who isn't a stack-em-high host)
Title: Re: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: Mad Penguin on July 25, 2010, 06:03:06 pm
> (Full disclosure: I work at a Linux-only web-host, who isn't a stack-em-high host)

Me too!   ;)
Title: Re: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on July 25, 2010, 06:04:24 pm
As kirus says, if the site is going to be hosted by someone else (eg. 123-reg) then yes you can use Linux hosting and it would be a VERY good idea to do so.
If on the other hand you are talking of hosting the site yourself, the answer gets a little more complicated.
Title: Re: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: kirrus on July 25, 2010, 06:55:28 pm
> (Full disclosure: I work at a Linux-only web-host, who isn't a stack-em-high host)

Me too!   ;)
See, there is a reason I picked this job after leaving Encryptec ;)
Title: Re: linux vs microsoft web hosting
Post by: Mad Penguin on July 25, 2010, 11:37:24 pm
 :)

I've had PHP hosting sat on Gluster for a week now .. ~ 2x as quick / responsive as OCFS2 on top of DRBD with better fail-over.

So the Oracle and the kernel guys can go home now safe in the knowledge that they've been made redundant by a user-space system based on FUSE, who'd have thought eh?!  ;)

Did you notice I got linux.co.uk up to 350 pages/sec ?   ;D
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