I thought I’d try building my own website but don’t really have a clue what I am doing. I registered a domain name last night (a .co.uk one) and the same site offers web hosting. As it’s just a hobby at the moment I don’t want to pay out too much expense so there’s two £3.99 per month options. One with linux and one with windows 2003. What’s the difference?
It depends on what you want from your web site. The Linux server will be more secure for your site. If you want to connect to a database you will need to learn a bit about MySQL (probably) and writing PHP web pages. The Windows server will be more prone to worms and malicious attack and you will need to learn MS SQL server and writing ASP web pages if you want to connect that to a database.
I prefer the Linux solution but others will tell you differently…
by: John K
on: 6th March 07