You’ve chosen to host your site on a Virtual Private Server. Congratulations, it’s an excellent choice: a complete server environment with way more power than shared hosting o. VPS’s offer many of the benefits of a dedicated server with additional cloudy goodness and lower price tag. But you have another decision to make, and it’s one that will have a big impact on how you interact with your server and the software that it can run: you need to choose an operating system. There are two options available to you: Windows Server or a Linux distribution.
You can do anything you might want to do on both operating systems, with some limitations, but the environments are very different. We’re going to have a look at what you need to know before making an informed decision. Read more