1. If I have the Windows operating system on my PC, do I need Windows hosting?
No. You don’t have to use Windows hosting if your PC uses the Microsoft Windows operating system. A Windows server is very different from a Windows desktop and most of your interaction with your web server will be through file transfers (FTP) or a web interface.
2. What is the difference between Unix and Windows hosting?
Both Unix web hosting and Windows web hosting let you put a website online with almost no effort at all. But, there are some differences. The decision to choose one web hosting platform over another depends on what type of developing languages you use.
Choose a Unix platform for your hosting package if you are going to use programming languages such as PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python or if you are going to use CGI scripts and want to interface with a database such as mySQL. If you are buying an Hosting package for the first time, you may find Unix easier to use.
Choose a Windows platform for your hosting package if you intend to use specific Windows programming languages/frameworks such as ASP and ASP.NET. Our Windows hosting customers typically use Access or MS SQL databases. ASP and ASP.NET typically require some programming on your computer before they can be used.
3. Is the blog feature available on both platforms?
Yes. You can add a WordPress blog application on either platform.
If you have additional questions about the difference between Unix and Windows platforms, please contact Support Services at 1-866-455-1655. Our team is available 7 a.m.– 12 a.m., EST, Monday to Friday.