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We are often asked which hosting platform one should choose, Linux or Windows® 2003. Below, we’ve listed the major differences between the two that you should consider in making your final decision. In the process, we have also tried to dispel any common misconceptions regarding these platforms. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to run Linux on your own computer in order for you to host your site on Linux platform. That is not true. Which operating system you run on your computer is irrelevant in making your decision. This means that if you are running Windows98 or Windows® 2003 on your computer, you can still choose Linux.

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Please view the Comparison Chart below for Choosing the Hosting Solution you would require : 

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Ease of Use

Over the years, many resources have been poured into both Linux and Windows® 2003 platforms to make hosting as easy as possible. Today, there are no differences in terms of ease of use between these platforms. If you are an advanced user who prefers to work in shell environment, then Linux is your choice. However, if you are a beginner, you will find both platforms user friendly, especially with a help of TWA’s control panel, SiteControl.

Reliability

The industry consensus is that Linux is more reliable. However, TWA has made sure that the reliability of the Windows® 2003 platform closely matches that of Linux’s. What this means is that you can make your decision based on the differences in features rather than on reliability.

Speed

There is no difference in terms of speed between the two platforms.

Functionality

This is where two platforms differ the most. There isn’t much that can be achieved in one platform that can’t be on the other one. The main difference is how the end is achieved. For example, if you need a database driven Web site, you can choose either PHP/MySQL combination under Linux or ASP/MS SQL combination under Windows® 2003. The trend is for solutions to be supported in both platforms. For example, Microsoft FrontPage, one of the most popular Web site editors out there, is supported on both Linux and Windows® 2003. Please see below for the list of supported features.

Price

Starter Plan Value Plan Economy Plan Corporate Plan
Web Space : 5 Mb Web Space : 10 Mb Web Space : 25 Mb Web Space : 50 Mb
Email Ids : 2 IDs Email Ids : 5 IDs Email Ids : 10 IDs Email Ids : 25 IDs
Bandwidth : 500Mb Bandwidth : 500Mb Bandwidth : 500Mb Bandwidth : 500Mb
Price in INR : Rs.950 Price in INR : Rs.1150 Price in INR : Rs.1500 Price in INR : Rs.2000
Price in $ : (15$) Price in $ : (28$) Price in $ : (35$) Price in $ : (45$)
Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel
Jumbo Plan Silver Plan Gold Plan Platinum Plan
Web Space : 100 Mb Web Space : 250 Mb Web Space : 500 Mb Web Space : 1000 Mb
Email Ids : 50 IDs Email Ids : 100 IDs Email Ids : 250 IDs Email Ids : 500 IDs
Bandwidth : 500 Mb Bandwidth : 500 Mb Bandwidth : 1000 Mb Bandwidth : 1000 Mb
Price in INR : Rs.3250 Price in INR : Rs.3800 Price in INR : Rs.5500 Price in INR : Rs.8250
Price in $ : (80$) Price in $ : (85$) Price in $ : (125$) Price in $ : (185$)
Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel Panel : Cpanel
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