Affordable Windows Hosting

Why Choose Windows Hosting?

It is true that the world of web hosting is currently ruled by Linux and its variants. The biggest advantage Linux has over Windows hosting is that it’s free but there are some particular use cases where one cannot do without Windows hosting. If your website makes use of .net or Visual Basic, then you do not have any other choice than hosting your website on a Windows hosting. There are some packages available which tried to run these applications on a Linux server but most of them fall short of the actual performance of Windows server.

You also need a Windows server in case you use the Microsoft Front Page or make use of Microsoft Access database. You will also need Windows hosting in case you want to make use of active server Pages (ASP) for running a dynamic database driven website. ASP hosting is very popular and one of the main reasons for webmasters choosing to host their website on Windows hosting platform.

Here at Gotham web services, we offer shared, virtual private servers and dedicated Windows hosting. So, whether you are running a small website or a website in the top Alexa 1000, we have a Windows hosting plan for you.

In one of the other blogs, we have already discussed the advantages a VPS  has over shared hosting. As far as Windows hosting is concerned, there is no particular advantage over Linux hosting in terms of either performance or security. The only advantage Windows hosting offers over Linux hosting is that it has a familiar interface and most of the software available today runs on a Windows server.

You will also need windows hosting if you plan to run a website driven with one of the many Microsoft technologies such as C#, Share Point. DOT NET, ASP.NET, MS Access and many others.

ASP is the server side script engine for generating dynamic web pages, developed by Microsoft. It has now been superseded by the latest version which is known as ASP.NET. The first version of ASP was released as an add on to the IIS but later on it was released as a free component and became part of the Windows server.

In recent times, ASP has become the first choice of developers for generating dynamic websites. One of the reasons for preferring ASP over PSP is that it is comparatively faster than PHP. However, it is also true that has a much higher learning curve as compared to PHP. Therefore choosing between the two depends on the requirement, training as well as budget. Overall, PHP remains the most popular script for generating dynamic websites all over the world.

While choosing Windows hosting, do not forget to ask your hosting service about the version of ASP, they support. Although most of the web hosting companies provide support for the latest versions of these softwares, there may be some cases wherein a web hosting service has not upgraded their servers to the latest version.

One other advantage windows as a server platform has over Linux distros is that it is comparatively easier to administer even for new developers. Familiarity of the user interface and excellent support system makes it easier for the new developers to deploy their applications on windows servers easily.

There are many businesses which prefer windows hosting due to a plethora of technologies being used today. One of the benefits of hosting your application on windows hosting environment is that almost all of the technologies available on windows platform offer excellent support.

Overall, choosing between windows or linux hosting is a business decision which needs to take into account many factors such as the technologies used in the website as well as the availability of the trained technicians in the relevant web technologies to take care of all the issues.

Your choice of a web hosting service provider should depend on the specifications of the servers as well as the uptime guarantee and the level of support offered by the web hosting provider. All of these are important whether you choose Windows hosting or LINUX hosting. Here at Gotham web services, we offer daily backups for shared Windows hosting. In addition to shared Windows hosting, we also offer VPS Windows hosting as well as dedicated Windows server.

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Windows Hosting vs. Linus Hosting

Learn how to choose a hosting plan that is designed specifically for your business needs.


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As a business large or small, choosing the best web hosting service can be a daunting task. Windows hosting and Linux hosting are two of the main hosting providers that both small and large companies most commonly select from when using services from Gotham Web Services. Choosing between Windows hosting and Linux hosting will be a choice based on the needs of your business. Thinking about what your web page requires and what you want it to look like and how you want it to operate will be just a few questions you will need to answer before you can make you decision between Windows hosting or Linux hosting. It is important that you know what both Windows hosting and Linux hosting have to offer you, so alongside Gotham Web Services, you can make the best informed choice. The main thing to remember is that your choice of hosting platform will dictate the type of software and the kind of applications that your website can utilize. Although talking to someone knowledgeable at Gotham Web Services will guarantee that you are making the best decision for your web site, the chart below will familiarize you with what Windows and Linux have to offer you.

Below are some of the main differences between Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting.

       Windows Hosting

  • Windows hosting is run by Microsoft.
  • Windows hosting runs smoothly with Microsoft’s products.
  • Windows hosting allows websites to run active  server pages.
  • Windows hosting has a simple to use interface.
  • Windows hosting is compatible with
  • Windows hosting is the best choice if you are using ASP, FrontPage,.NET,ASPNET, Cold Fusion, PHP Windows Streaming Media, Access, MMQL or any other Microsoft trademark programs.
  • Windows hosting is ideal for web sites that have online searchable databases or chat functions.
  • Windows hosting provides control through a user friendly web site panel.
  • Windows hosting is a must use if you are using Microsoft technologies such as MSSQL.
  • Windows hosting offers a large amount of commercial applications.
  • Windows hosting allows for all features of FrontPage to be utilized.

       Linux Hosting

  • Linux is open source.
  • Linux runs efficiently with PHP, Perl, or MYSQL.
  • Linux uses cPanel hosting.
  • Linux is ideal for information rich websites with some user interaction (such as enquiry or contact forms)
  • Linux supports almost any type of file extensions; the most common one being: .cgi, .html, .pl, .pho, .shtml, and .xml.
  • Linux is one of the most widely used hosting.
  • Linux is a great choice for web sites that use blogs, web applications, podcasts, shopping cart or online forum.
  • Linux offers a lot of Free application programs and scripts.


Overall, choosing between Windows hosting and Linux hosting is a personal choice based specifically on the needs of your web page. In the long run, the best solution is to find a trustworthy hosting provider who will give you competent service! This means technical support that is available to you 24/7, so in the case that you need support, it is there for you at all times.

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