02-01-2012, 09:36 AM
When looking for the web hosting provider, it is important to consider what operating system you are planning to use. Linux is certainly one of the most popular web hosting platforms. It is easy to install at relatively lesser costs. Windows is also highly popular as it offers a lot of support. The support remains the key reason why it is the choice of web hosting providers. Both Linux and Windows would provide you FTP access to files, but only Linux would provide you with telnet or SSH access. FTP is the easiest way to transfer files from hard drive to web server, while Telnet or SSH are used to open Windows directly on the server. Thus, the usage of both the platforms is greatly dependent on your specific requirements.