What is Windows Hosting?
window hosting, in general, refers to the uploading of content to a server. Host administrators then maintain this server. window hosting in Linux, Asp, and MS – SQL in a provider.
Advantages of Windows hosting
The benefits may vary depending on the scripting language you use.
- IIS (Internet Information Services) is a major benefit on Windows. IIS 6 is the latest version of IIS with major performance upgrades and advanced features like XML Metabase, ASP Hang Detection, and support for 64-bit servers, etc. ASP is a widely used language on the enterprise level for custom-made applications that require stability and performance.
- Windows supports Microsoft’s SQL server — one of the most robust DBMS around. With features like stored procedures, triggers, etc., it is the favorite choice for performance-based application development.
- Window supports the .NET framework. ASP.NET is commonly used nowadays because of its features like a memory leak, crash protection, multi-language support, etc.
- Windows also supports certain enterprise level applications for high end-users. One of them is Exchange Servers, which is known for its rock-solid performance in business-critical information handling.
Disadvantages of Windows hosting
- The most basic thing you should know about Windows hosting is that it involves a lot of licensing costs.
- The Windows OS itself is not free. IIS, ASP support, and .NET support do come bundled with Windows, but MSSQL and Exchange servers need additional licenses, which are not cheap.
- Any additional components that might be needed on the server must also be paid for. The concept of open source software does not apply much in the case of a Windows environment except for MYSQL, PHP, and some other components that are open source and compatible with Windows.
- Windows hosting cannot be cheap because of these additional setup costs.
- Very few open source scripts compatible with Windows are available on the Internet. You have to purchase licenses for mostly any ASP or .NET scripts you want to use.
- The security, stability, and performance of the server depend largely on how it was set up.
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