The advantages of hosting your website on Linux Server:
1. It’s Free…as in Beer.
Linux is a free open source operating system which is available to anyone. It does not require any licensing fee like other operating systems, which means Linux web hosting is much more affordable. By using Linux hosting one can save a huge amount of money that can be used on other tasks. If you have to do scripting in PHP, MySql and Perl then Linux would be the most economical option for your website.
Linux systems are the most widely use and there is a massive community of people that are experts in Linux and are ready to help out. There are online forums, social websites and thousands of blogs where you can discuss your problem regarding Linux.
Linux is set up in a way that it runs in separate modules that bend over to one another in a certain pecking order. If any of the modules breaks down it shuts down automatically without tarnishing the run time of the other modules. Unlike Microsoft Windows, which reboots the entire system in this condition. This makes Linux hosting more stable.
4. Security and reliability
Linux is a highly secure operating system. The end users do not need to worry about the security matter of any of the applications and doing anything on the server. The probability of successful hacking attack on Linux is low compared to Microsoft Windows.
5. Easy conversion from Linux to Windows
It is very easy to convert a Linux based website into Windows based website very smoothly & without any hassles at any time of the day. On the other hand it is very tough if you want to do this from Windows to Linux.