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Windows Hosting Vs. UnixWindows Hosting vs. Unix Web Hosting

The majority of web sites hosted on the internet are hosted on Unix servers yet Windows hosting serves the needs of a rapidly growing group of powerful and complex web hosting sites and applications. There is a common misconception that web masters using a Windows PC must use a Windows based hosting plan. This could not be further from the truth! For most web sites a solid Unix plan such as the MySiteSpace Pro plan is all the web hosting you will ever need, but if you are planning to use something like Active Server Pages, .NET or plug into a Microsoft Access or SQL database, you're going to want to solid Windows hosting plan.

MySiteSpace offers both Windows Hosting Plans and Unix Hosting Plans.

When It Matters - ASP (Active Server Pages), .NET or PHP
Many web sites are developed using more advanced scripting languages than basic html, most commonly either ASP or PHP. While it is possible to run either language on either platform, typically PHP is associated with Unix while ASP is associated with Windows. After all Microsoft is who developed ASP. There is also a more advanced programming language from Microsoft called .NET which pretty much also calls for a Windows platform.

When It Matters - Your Database of Choice
Another common reason one may choose a Windows hosting environment over a Unix environment is their use of a particular database with their web site. A very common Unix database is MySQL. Most Windows hosting users will typically use either Microsoft Access or MS SQL Server as their database.

If You Had To Ask
Sometimes this is too broad a statement, but I'll say it anyway. In most cases, if you had to ask Windows or Unix then chances are a Unix plan is going to be the best choice for you. Good news too - in most cases Unix plans slightly cost less than Windows hosting plans and come pre-packed with a few more features - although the difference between those two is growing less every day. MySiteSpace Windows plans offer tons of great features and start as low as $7.95 per month.

DotNetNuke Hosting

Over the past couple of years one of the most amazing tools to hit the web has evolved... DotNetNuke. DNN, as they call it, is a .NET based portal application that allows anyone with a web browser and the most basic skills to deploy and share enterprise quality portals and web sites. MySiteSpace offers free DotNetNuke installs on our Windows Platinum Web Hosting Plan for just $10.95 per month and NO SETUP FEE! To learn more about DotNetNuke hosting please click here.

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