VIRTUAL WEB HOSTING
ProHosting offers two different types of virtual Web hosting
Unix Web hosting and Windows Web Hosting. These are
the two most common hosting platforms available, together
claiming the vast majority of the market share for professional
Which Should I Choose: Unix Web Hosting or Windows Web
Before you view the descriptions of each platform below,
it is important for you to realize that it does not matter
which platform or operating system you are running at home.
If you run Windows on your home computer, this does not
mean you need to host your web site on the Windows NT platform.
The operating system or platform used to create your site
on your computer at work or at home has absolutely no bearing
on the platform you choose to host your site with ProHosting.
In summary, you may build a site that can be uploaded to
either a Unix web hosting package or an NT web hosting package.
Please view the brief outline of advantages below and choose
the platform (either unix web hosting or NT web hosting)
that best fits your virtual web hosting needs.
Unix Web Hosting
The Unix web hosting platform is the most popular platform
both in the industry and with our ProHosting customers.
It is widely regarded as extremely reliable and secure.
Unix is best known for its high performance, stability and
security among professional and advanced users. More than
30 years old, it is based on open standards and allows easy
access to operating system applications and features. Below
are several of the advantages of using the Unix platform
for your ProHosting web hosting package.
Advantages for Unix:
- The majority of web creation tutorials and documentation
refer to the Unix platform
- Extremely stable, reliable, functional, and flexible
- Well-established: been around for 30 years
- Flexibility: easy to upgrade and expand
- Scripting languages such as Perl and PHP
- Access to vast amounts of freeware written for UNIX servers
- Supports MS FrontPage extensions
- Supports mySQL databases
- Less expensive (starts at only $17.95/month)
NT Web Hosting (Windows 2000 Web Hosting)
Windows has the reputation for ease of use and administration and is popular for many
new users. Windows supports tools and software such as Microsoft's
FrontPage, Active Server Pages (ASP), and VBScript.
This platform allows users with little experience in the
fields of web hosting and development to get advanced features
working fairly easily and quickly.
Advantages for Windows 2000:
- Microsoft-specific applications such as FrontPage, Access
and ASP are better supported.
- Scripting languages for dynamic content such as ASP,
Active Perl and Visual C++
- Use of ODBC / DSN connections
- Other powerful database tools
Find out more about Unix Web Hosting or
Windows 2000 (NT) Web Hosting on their individual pages, and sign up today!
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