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Some ISP providers advertise Linux servers and some advertise UNIX servers for their ISP Web hosting. The difference for most people is fairly academic and not worth worrying about. Terms like Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, AIX, and HP-UX in the server world are all fairly interchangeable from the standpoint of someone who just wants a Web site hosted. ISP service will be functionally the same for all variations. In fact, moving a Web site from a provider using one flavor to another provider using a different one is generally pretty simple.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|