Should I put my website on a Windows server or Linux server? Print

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When deploying your website, it's advisable to use the server type that is compatible with your website's code. If your site is coded in HTML, PHP, Java and JSP, Python, or Ruby, Linux servers would be more suitable. Conversely, if it's coded in ASP, ASP.NET, or .NET Core, Windows servers would be more appropriate. However, it's worth noting that Linux servers typically serve HTML webpages faster than Windows servers.

For Linux servers some applications include

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • AbanteCart
  • phpBB
  • Magento

For Windows servers some applications include

  • DotNetNuke
  • Smartstore
  • nopCommerce
  • Orchard CMS

One of the advantages of cloud web hosting is that you can run multiple websites or subdomains on different platforms. For instance, if you're running an ASP.NET application but want to host a WordPress blog, you can create a subdomain on a Linux server, install WordPress on the subdomain, and access your main website via or, and your blog at

If you have any questions regarding the appropriate server type for your website, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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