Operating System And Databases Compared

About Hosting Company Operating Systems

There are 3 main types of hosting operating systems that exist on the servers.

  • Linux 
    Linux is one of the most stable operating systems around. A majority of all web hosting companies use this on their servers. It is safe, secure and well supported.
  • Unix
    Unix is at the core of many of today's most popular operating systems. Linux and Mac OS are both based on Unix core.
  • Windows
    Window Server is popular with intranet sites and corporations that have a lot of Windows boxes. It's popularity comes from the users being proficient at using it with other Windows software.

About Hosting Company Databases

There are 2 main types of databases (or database managers) that are used by hosting companies.

  • MySQL is used with Linux operating system.
  • phpMySQL is used to manage MySQL

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David writes for several websites. Specializing in Joomla, he develops websites like this one in order to provide help to those who need it. He enjoys taking concepts not everyone understands and breaking them down so that it is easy for everyone. On the weekends he can be found having beers with friends, watching soccer and enjoying the outdoors.

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