Operating System And Databases Compared
There are 3 main types of hosting operating systems that exist on the servers.
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 is at the core of many of today's most popular operating systems. Linux and Mac OS are both based on Unix core.
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.
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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