UNIX Versus MS-Windows

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What does UNIX or MS-Windows mean?

UNIX Versus MS-Windows

When checking ISP providers, one of the first ISP Web hosting related choices that comes up is "UNIX or MS-Windows". This refers to the operating system that the Web server itself runs on. While many can endlessly debate the virtues and vices of UNIX versus MS-Windows for various applications, in a Web serving environment things are a little more clear. Web site viewers cannot tell the difference, so they are not even a consideration. In terms of software, Apache is the most popular Web server application for static content, and it runs better on UNIX. Zope is probably the most powerful Web framework for dynamic content, and it runs better on UNIX. The majority of the Web is served by UNIX.



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