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By Daryl DSouza

Websites have become a need for many entrepreneurs. Small and large enterprises, alike, make sure that they have a website to represent their business. But having a website is not a child’s play! You need to take care of many things. Choosing a web hosting company is the easiest option available to you. You need not worry about anything that way. The company will see to all your hosting needs. However, this easy way out may prove disastrous, if you do not choose an appropriate web hosting company.

There are many things to consider before finalizing a web hosting company. The service provider should have the technical expertise and resources to host a website. It should not be a novice to this field. The services should be affordable. Less downtime, technical support, and back-up services are mandatory traits. Apart from all this, clients also need to find out which operating systems the web hosting company hosts its website. There are four operating systems to host a website. They cannot be compared to each other. Each one is good in its own way. The four operating systems can be given as below:

*Windows: Microsoft Windows is a popular operating system amongst website hosting companies. It is a good choice for both – shared servers and dedicated server. It can easily integrate Microsoft products. Support can be easily procured for this OS. However, running a Windows operating system may prove expensive. You should select windows web hosting company, only if you are acquainted with maintaining Window systems.

*Linux: Linux has many advantages over Windows. It is cheaper than Windows. It is platform independent. Anybody can use access the website, no matter which operating system they are using. However, new users may not find it easy to use. Besides, Linux come from different companies. There is no standard edition of Linux like Windows. You can go for it if you are planning to host your site on a shared server. Using it on a dedicated server is not advisable.

*Unix: Unix is similar to Linux. There are many advantages associated with a Unix web hosting company. As compared to Windows; Unix enjoys high up-time, better server load handling capacity, and reliability. However, availability of Unix software is less in the market. It is not used as much as Windows or Linux, because it is more expensive than Linux. The hardware for Unix is more specific. It is recommended for virtual web server.

*Macintosh: Macintosh operating systems are rarely found. You may find it very difficult to find a web hosting company to host it on Macintosh. However, it is the most secured OS. Hackers may not be able to hack the server easily. It is the most expensive OS in the four operating systems.

These are the four operating systems on which a web hosting company can host your website. One cannot debate on which OS is better! It largely depends on the programming language you used to create your website and the applications you run on your web server. Web hosting companies usually host the website on Windows or Linux. You need to consider all the aspects before finalizing on which operating system to use.

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Can Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting Be Replaced With Mac Os X?

By Amit Bhawani

Let us admit that not many internet users are knowledgeable about web hosting and servers. All they do is to surf the net or play games. However, to those who use the net for business or income, it is important to learn more about these MAC OS X hostingtopics. Before we can, tell if Mac Os X can replace Windows and Linux, let us first learn some information about these three hosting systems.

Linux hosting is a hosting on the web, which is based on a server called Unix. This system is available in several varieties. Actually, it is largely in use all over the world. Why? It is because it has features that are user-friendly. The control panel for Linux is cPanel, which can make you manage your email accounts, domains, Fantastico, and so much more. The updates for Linux are easy made available. On the other hand, Windows hosting is a certain process of hosting a web through a web server that utilizes Microsoft Windows for its operating platform. Samples of the Microsoft operating system include dot net, ColdFusion, HTML pages, and many more. The operating platform is also highly functional for active content generation and database uses. The system makes it easy for the users to navigate. Plesk control panel is the one that powers the system. Plesk is perceived as the most user-friendly interface for graphics. The only downside for this system is that it is not an open source application unlike Linux. Therefore, this system is more costly to use.

Mac OS X is defined as a series of systems for operation and graphic applications created, promoted and sold by a company named Apple Incorporated. Mac OS X has several versions and the latest now in use is the Snow Leopard. Apache is the one that gives power to this system. Some features and functions are similar to Windows and Linux. The downside for this system is poor up-gradation and cost. Therefore, we can say that Mac Os X may have the potential as a replacement for Windows and Linux, but not needs more developments. Mac also has to compete with price and compatibility.

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Pros and Cons of the Major Operating Systems

By Dean Walden

There are several options when it comes to choosing an operating system for your computer. Of course Windows is the overwhelming heavyweight in the market place and it isn’t a bad choice in some ways, especially for those not interested in the nuts and bolts of things. Also looking for users are Linux, BSD and Leopard.

1. Windows

The good side of Windows is that it is made to operate programs. The rich variety of software that works here is a huge selling point. You don’t have to be a programmer or even a techie to be a user. Everything comes from a disc or a download. Click the install button and away you go. Word processors, Spreadsheets, Games, Synthesizers, Photo Editors, Art Creators, Email Handlers, Bookkeepers and Website Makers are some of the most common. Then there are the not so popular yet also intriguing out of the mainstream volumes such as File Converters, Iso File Makers, Virus Hunters, Adware Killers and endless utilities you may discover once you start looking. There is a small utility that saves clips (as many as you want) that can be pasted anywhere so you don’t have to retype all the time.

That’s the good side of Windows. Just so you know it’s not all roses and candlelight you should know there are some drawbacks too. Everything you do on Windows should be backed up regularly. Why? Because just about the time your five week project is within a few paragraphs of completion, Windows will have a hiccup and lose the whole thing or some virus will erase your hard drive, or you’ll press the delete button accidentally. Boom, it’s all toast. Another thing about Windows is that it’s already programmed, you have to accept it as it is. If it doesn’t have a feature you need, you’re out of luck. If the button arrangement is not convenient (although there is some flexibility), you must adapt. Don’t need all the bells and whistles? Your stuck with them. Then there are the slow days when it all just seems to sit there and mock you taking it’s sweet time. It’s no wonder someone occasionally tosses one out the 10th story window.

2. Leopard

So, what are the other options? Well, first is Leopard which is the Macintosh operating system. Macintosh is made by Apple Computers. If you don’t know who Steve Jobs is, you must live in a dark and deprived world. Macs, as they are known, cost a little more than others systems (about twice the price of a Windows machine). I will tell you right here that I have yet to meet a Mac user that has a bad word to say about his or her machine. If you get one, you are practically guaranteed to love it. They are the choice of graphic artists almost universally. The local ad sheet for the city is made on them, so they make commercially viable tools.

The negative side. Not a lot really. There isn’t as much software made for them, but the ones you get are extremely well made. A lot of the less popular stuff doesn’t exist for Macs. That along with the higher price are the main hitches.

3. Linux

Another option is Linux. The Linux operating system is actually free at this time so the price is right. There are many flavors (versions) of Linux, so you don’t have to use the same thing everyone else has.

Some that I know of are:

  • Red Hat
  • Ubuntu
  • Suse
  • Damn Small

Each one has advantages and limitations because they are geared toward a certain area such as games or internet or servers. They have a ways to go to become popular, yet are making great strides in market share. Also, if you can do the programming, Linux offers wonderful access to the code. In the last year or so, it has become quite easy to obtain and install Linux on any computer. In fact it will coexist right alongside Windows, so now there is little excuse for not trying it out. They offer a GUI similar to Windows and Leopard which is fairly intuitive. Some software is quite comparable to the bigger fish. OpenOffice will take Office on and come through looking pretty good. Gimp has a learning curve, but can do much of what Photoshop does for free.

The downside is that Linux is just not as developed. It is a terrific platform for geeks that love to swim through code and troubleshoot glitches. The creative potential is unlimited which is the main drawback at the same time. Most people want something ready to go, not something they have to create before they can operate. The number of programs (though growing) is quite limited.

4. BSD

The last of our operating systems to consider is BSD. Just like Linux, it is free (though there is a commercial version). The major selling point is that it is the most modern system. It doesn’t have the backward compatibility issues of Windows. So many advances in hardware have been made since windows was introduced that you wouldn’t believe some of it. BSD was created to take advantage of these advances. It has the most potential of all these systems because of it’s modern design. It is quite compatible with and similar to Linux, just more modern.

That at the same time is it’s largest problem. Most of the accessories that go with an operating system (software and interface) are lacking at this time. It’s like having a Ferrari engine and framework without the rest of the drive train.

Dean Walden is an avid internet user, watcher, promoter, website builder and researcher. The Ubuntu version of the Linux operating system is easy to use if you can use Windows.

Someone has developed a way to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine without interfering with Windows. To learn how to put Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows on your computer (with the Wubi installer), start at http://wubi-installer.org/
Once you have it downloaded, just start it and it will do the rest. Then the next time you boot up, you’ll have the option of Windows or Ubuntu. Once you try Ubuntu, you can shut it down and restart to go back to Windows.

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