Virtual Dedicated Servers offer affordable flexibility for sites that need full control of their server space, but don’t need the power of a Dedicated Server. Unlike a shared hosting account, a virtual dedicated server allows the installation of custom programs and provides a guaranteed port connection of 10 megabits per second.

Windows:

Windows refers to Microsoft Windows Server®. The main advantage or distinction of this operating systems is that it can run Microsoft software such as Access and MS SQL databases. Windows servers also offer web developers the use of Microsoft’s programming environments such as Active Server Pages (ASP), Visual Basic Scripts, and MS Index Server.

Microsoft Windows Server  offers:

  • ASP and ASP.NET 1.1/2.0 ability
  • Access Database ability
  • Remote Desktop for Administration
  • FrontPage support
  • MS Exchange Server ability
  • Active Directory ability

Linux:

Linux refers to Red Hat, Fedora, or CentOS. Linux is an open source system, frequently referred to as distributions, and has a reputation for stability and speed. Linux supports a wide range of software, applications, languages, and databases. However, Linux is not fully compatible with some Microsoft technologies so if you are using Access databases, ASP, ASP.NET, MS SQL, or VB development tools then Windows hosting would be a better choice.

Linux offers:

  • PHP
  • CGI
  • MySQL
  • Apache Web Server
  • Chmod file permissions
  • FrontPage support

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