There is no visible difference in terms of speed between the
Linux/Unix holds a slight edge due to the fact that most of the software
licenses are free and that itís easier to maintain Linux/Unix servers than
Windows servers for the same level of reliability and performance. You will see
that our hosting prices reflect this.
There is a difference in the availability of features offered on the platforms.
For example, if you need a database driven web site, you can choose either Perl/MySQL,
PHP/MySQL under Linux/Unix or a PHP/MySQL, ASP/MS Access, ASP/MS SQL, ASP.net/MS
Access, ASP.net/MS SQL combination under Windows. Most features are supported on
both our Linux/Unix and Windows platforms.
Easy of Use:
Over the years, resources have been invested into both Linux/Unix and Windows
platforms to make hosting as easy as possible. Today, there are no differences
in terms of ease of use between these platforms.
The industry consensus is that Linux/Unix is more reliable. However, Last
Digital has made sure that the reliability of the Windows platform closely
matches that of Linux/Unix. What this means is that you can make your decision
based on the differences in features rather than on reliability.