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Dec, 18

Windows VPS vs Linux VPS

  • by Sophia H
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The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is created by dividing a powerful server into multiple virtual servers. The operating system of the Linux VPS is one of Linux versions such as Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu and the Windows VPS’s operating system is one of the Windows server versions.

Now we are going to compare these two kinds of VPS.


The cost of Linux VPS is less than windows VPS because of their operating systems. As you know Linux is free and open source operating system but Windows is not free.



Linux is Ideal for open source software like PHP/Perl, ROR, Java, Python, SSH, CGI, FrontPage Extensions.

Windows is perfect for Windows specific applications like ASP Classic,, MySQL, C#, VB Development, MS Access.

If you want the VPS for hosting a site and your site’s language is not asp, Linux will be more suitable.



Linux in the field of security and hosting has made tremendous progress than Windows, with more professional and user-friendly control panels designed for it such as cPannel and Direct Admin. In the security field we can say that Linux servers don’t get the virus, but Windows easily takes the virus.


Ease of use:

You should type commands for working with Linux (of course, it's possible to install a graphical environment) but Windows has an intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface)



Linux VPS consumes less RAM than Windows because of the graphical environment of the Windows and the Linux is more stable than it. Actually the Windows VPS can be resource hungry if not optimized properly.


I hope that this comparison helps you to choose the best VPS according to your work.

Sophia H

My name is Sophia H. My degree is MS in Information Technology Engineering. I have been working for 5 years on Java developing (j2ee), Computer Networking (Optical Networks), Virtualization and Hosting.