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Pros and Cons of Linux VPS Hosting & Windows VPS Hosting

VPS Hosting or Virtual Private Server Hosting has gained a lot of prominence in the recent times. It is a hybrid version of shared and dedicated server hosting, with several advantages of each type that have made this such a popular option for businesses.

Linux VPS Hosting - Linux is an open source computer operating system software program. There are several pros and cons of this type. Let's take the pros first.

- It offers a wide range of operating system options, like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, etc.
- It works seamlessly with other free languages, like PHP, and applications.
- It is free and thus is a cheaper alternative since you don't have to pay the licensing fees or require and special software to run it.
- With its SSH access, it takes up less server space than Windows and allows better control to the user.
- Its cPanel is quite user-friendly and most users who are fans of the cPanel go for this option.
- It can run a higher number of concurrent tasks with more ease.
- Many users say that it has more reliability than Windows due to its several advanced and modern features.

Now for cons:

Its SSH access makes it a tad difficult to use, unlike Windows which is intuitive and easy.

Windows VPS Hosting - this runs on the proprietary operating system of Microsoft, Windows. Let's take up its advantages and disadvantages now.

Pros:
- The environment it creates is super easy for any Windows user. Brilliant technical or IT skills are not required for running it. It has a rather familiar graphic interface which makes it easy to use.
- Users with MS SQL database find this an ideal option since these two work brilliantly together.
- There is tremendous support from Microsoft in terms of regular, timely updates.
- For developing in ASP or ASP.NET, the Windows environment is ideal for integration and support.
- It offers superb performance, flexibility, and security.
- It is ideal for businesses and individuals who have to run high-traffic websites, custom services, or complex web applications.

Cons:
- It does not support cPanel.
- It is not as robust as Linux is when it comes to integration with open source programming languages.
- It is a more expensive option since it is a commercial offering by Microsoft.
- It draws a significant amount of resources from the server.

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