Why is Linux Hosting Cheaper than Windows Web Hosting?

When choosing hosting for their websites many novices will choose Linux just based on the fact that it is cheaper, without having any idea why that is so or if Linux is actually better for their needs.  Windows web hosting tends to cost more for a variety of reasons, the most obvious of which is the fact that Linux is an open source application that can be installed free on any computer, and while many hosting companies may pay for their operating systems that contain added features or support, it will still be far less than what a Windows operating system is going to cost.

Windows Web Hosting is the Preferred Platform for Corporations

Because most corporations and developers use windows web hosting this is naturally going to affect the cost of the hosting as well. The good news is that Windows hosting is not as expensive as it once was and getting starter hosting accounts is quite affordable even for small business use.

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