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Windows Web Hosting or Linux Web Hosting?

Should I choose Linux or Windows for my hosting Platform?

Traditionally Linux has been the platform of choice for hosting reliable websites due to the stability of the operating system (OS) however this is now a thing of the past. The Windows hosting platform has steadily gained ground on Linux and is the choice platform for many developers.

The choice between Linux or Windows is now based upon what scripting language you choose for your site development and whether you are using open source packages. The following guidelines will help you choose the right platform for your hosting.

  • If your website is an ASP or .NET application then you must choose the Windows platform as this is not supported on Linux. 
  • If your website needs .htaccess or mod_rewrite then choose Linux
  • If your website is primarily PHP and MySQL then Linux is recommended, however speed and performance will be matched on Windows
  • If you intend to use an application from our Application Vault then you may wish to visit the Application Vault comparison page.

If you are unsure of what platform best suites you and would like some assistance, we invite you to contact our sales team for advice by emailing sales@web24.com.au

 

Single Domain or Multi Domain Plans?

Web24 offers two types of hosting plans, Single Domain and Multi Domain.

  • Single domain plans allow you to host a single website with multiple domains aliased to it.
  • Multi Domains are like reseller plans where you can hosting unlimited websites within the plan resource capacity
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Hosting Features
Sub Domains
 
 
Domain Aliases
 
 
Shared SSL
 
 
Dedicated SSL Available
 
 
2 Web Stats Packages
 
 
Daily Backup*
 
 
SAS Raid
 
 
N+1 Redundancy
 
 
Diesel backup and UPS
 
 
24x7 Server / Site / Network Monitoring
 
 
All Australian Based Servers
 
 
Email Features
Email Accounts
 
 
POP3, SMTP
 
 
IMAP
 
 
Mailing Lists
 
 
Unlimited Email Forwards/Aliases
 
 
Virus and Customizable Spam Filters
 
 
@Mail Webmail
 
 
Calendaring and Address Books
 
 
Development Features
PHP
 
 
ASP
 
 
.NET
 
 
Isolated Application Pool
 
 
Python
 
 
Perl
 
 
Database Features
MySQL
 
 
MSSQL 2005 & 2008
 
 
Access Databases
 
 
ODBC
 
 
Component Objects
AspUpload
 
 
AspEmail
 
 
aspJpeg
 
 
CDONTS
 
 
jMail
 
 
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What are Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers are Virtual Machines that run on Web24 Public Cloud Infrastructure. Cloud Servers come in a wide range of flavours such as Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, Centos, Debian and more...

In addition to Cloud servers, we provide Cloud Dedicated Servers (a stepping stone to your own Private Cloud) and full Private Clouds with dedicated access

Private Clouds for enterprise customers provide

  • Isolated and dedicated cloud infrastructure (hardware)
  • Highly available, self healing and geo-diverse Virtual Machines
  • Unlimited VM creation
  • Full cloud management suite
  • Disaster Recovery
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