Poll: (Security) Which do you prefer: Linux or Windows Hosting
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Prefer Windows Hosting or Linux? [Security]
#41
I would say Linux generally because it just doesn't consume as much resources as Windows, so you have a lot more to spare for your hosting. Security wise, they are both very secure. The reason more exploits exist for Windows is because there are more people targeting it.
#42
I prefer Linux because the community make fixes and upgrades much faster than Microsoft do and I think the open source code is a huge advantage.
#43
I think Linux is better for security and much easier to use. However the security mostly depends on the things you do, not the Operating System. Making a Windows server more secure than Linux is possible. It's about the experience with the OS.
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#44
It all depends on what you need the hosting for and what are you ready to face down the path. The general scenario is a bit like this.

There are some things which can only be done on windows. So If you need that to be done, nothing else gonna work. nada. Just like you have some areas where only linux is gonna work satisfactorily.
For some things you have a choice. Now you decide your costs and human resource and user base and try to make a smart choice. I heard many people say that Linux may be free, but the service and maintenance cost builds up.

Therefore, like most things in life, this basically boils down to your specific needs.
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#45
(2017-06-25, 5:50:33 pm)rudra Wrote: It all depends on what you need the hosting for and what are you ready to face down the path. The general scenario is a bit like this.

There are some things which can only be done on windows. So If you need that to be done, nothing else gonna work. nada. Just like you have some areas where only linux is gonna work satisfactorily.
For some things you have a choice. Now you decide your costs and human resource and user base and try to make a smart choice. I heard many people say that Linux may be free, but the service and maintenance cost builds up.

Therefore, like most things in life, this basically boils down to your specific needs.

Linux does require someone to look at it from time to time, where as I feel Windows servers require more physical maintenance than Linux.
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#46
I prefer Linux because it is more secure, stable, flexible and faster of course. Smile
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#47
(2017-07-01, 8:29:00 am)RLC Wrote: I prefer Linux because it is more secure, stable, flexible and faster of course. Smile

Yeah, but do you not agree that because of Windows locking their stuff down a bit more than Linux, in that sense it's somehow more secure?
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#48
(2017-07-01, 8:33:02 am)Translucent Wrote: Yeah, but do you not agree that because of Windows locking their stuff down a bit more than Linux, in that sense it's somehow more secure?

However, I think it makes no sense that Windows is more secure than Linux.  Yes
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#49
Yeah. It only seems more secure due to the difference in the number of different viruses and other malware's written for each. But many bad-wares requires human intervention to spread and most Linux system are servers with much less day to day direct intervention by humans working on desktops. Also think in terms of what those bad-wares to do. Windows is the better Target for them. That's why windows have more of them. Also the open nature of codes and more number of geeky users help.
I don't think windows locking down is really something that matters much to those guys.
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#50
(2017-07-01, 8:33:02 am)Translucent Wrote: Yeah, but do you not agree that because of Windows locking their stuff down a bit more than Linux, in that sense it's somehow more secure?

Sure Linux is less secure if you're an absolute moron and chmod everything to 777 &c, but if you use it properly Linux is far more locked down than any Windows system could ever be. Security is designed into the core of the OS.




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