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Operating Systems Explained
|A few time ago
appeared a lot disagreements between opinions on the internet
regarding, which is the best operating system for web hosting.
There are people who hate windows, there are people who love
FreeBSD and many others.
The thing is that the best system that suits you depends on what you are
doing. The servers and the softwares, all run on a program named
operating system. on a personal computer you will probably have
windows ME, XP, NT or something similar to those. You can call
this program the operating system. Any hosting server also needs
running on an operating system. There are 3 different versions.
The first one powered by Microsoft is Windows. So, Microsoft also makes a
system designed for servers. Microsoft products can trill
integrate in this operating systems. It also allows web sites to
run Active Server Pages. The Microsoft servers also allow the
integration of SQL databases. The only problem of the Microsof
web hosting servers is that they are very expensive. You will
probably find one that costs several thousands of dollars.
The second version for web hosting servers is Linux. Linux was created and
developed by some individuals who wrote the main part of the
Linux operating system. After that, there were added some other
parts to customize the operating system for the particular use
of any user. There are many companies that market Linux, like
Red Hat, Debian. The main advantage of Linux is that is
compatible with PHP. Also it's very stable and has a great
security. The best thing about it is that Linux is free.
The third version of operating system for web hosting servers is Unix. Unix
is almost the same thing as Linux. If we think more, we will
find more similarities than differences between the two
programs. The most important difference is the way they came to
the world. So let's make it clear. Linux is something like a
cousin of Unix. There are two main Unix-based operating systems:
FreeBSD and OpenBSD. The good thing about this systems is that
they seem to be very stable once you manage to install them. But
they are very hard to install. OpenBSD is also known to be one
of the most secure operating system in the world. But with
OpenBSd you will have to sacrifice some features for a plus of
security. Again the best thing about these systems is that they
are both free.
The best for you depends on what you are going to do with it. If you want
great security, you should try OpenBSd. If you are looking for
compatibility with all the windows products, then choose
Windows. For compatibility with PHP programing language choose
Linux.The fact is that one cannot tell which system is best, but
employing and using it according to his needs.
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