When you are going to build up a site in the Internet, you had better start from choosing a hosting provider. But before you select a hosting firm, you had better get acquainted with their main categories. Also you ought to know which of facilities of hosting you need.
Generally, this choice rides on the programming scripts which hosting can maintain. Say, if you use MySQL or PHP, Perl on the site, you will choose a Linux platform. But if you need to use ASP, you will for sure wale Windows hosting. Then, Windows-hosting is useful in case if you use Windows oriented technologies such as Visual Basic.
In general Windows hosting is a preference of those who could be divided into two general sectors: those who understand nothing in hosting and consider that Windows hosting is supposed to be simpler for their understanding, and those who, on the contrary, are sure that they require Windows hosting accurately.
Benefits of Windows hosting
1.NET technologies, like ASP are available on the Windows platform. In case if you have a site developed on Microsoft. NET technologies, you have to choose Windows hosting.
2.ASP.NET technology is cunning itself, as the language is compiled. It has a lot of add-ons and can be in competition with any php or perl. Windows hosting can either support Net Framework, MSSQL.
One more benefit is that with Unix you will never operate to work properly with ASP and ASP.NET, but Windows can cooperate with practically all popular PHP/MySQL scripts & add-ons.
3. If you need a large database for a company, Windows hosting is a wise choice.
4. Access databases cooperate only with Windows hosting. Access can be started only with the Microsoft Windows platform, thus, can’t work with Linux hosting. In case if the site assumes this function, you should contemporize to hosting on the Windows server.
5. If you use some of Microsoft’s Sharepoint tools, Windows hosting is the only trustworthy choice. Only Windows hosting supplies upstanding Microsoft-specific business solutions like Sharepoint Services, Microsoft CRM, Exchange.
6. You can administrate through Remote Desktop, this program nowadays is provided with all Windows XP versions. Thus, you do not need to upload any additional utilities like Radmin, VNC, etc.
Windows hosting, normally, is more valuable because of expenditures on Microsoft licenses, but yet it supposes good support and handling.