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Is Linux Cloud Better Than Windows Cloud Hosting?

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Are you deciding between Windows and Linux cloud hosting? Not sure which one fits best for your requirements? You need to understand the pros and cons of both systems so that you can make an informed decision. When you choose Windows cloud hosting, you get a simple installation, configuration, and excellent support. On the other hand, when you go with Linux cloud hosting, you are working with an open-source operating system with a lot of support and lower costs.


You need to go with the model that satisfies your business model and needs. While the Windows operating system comes with many features that you pay for, Linux is open source and gives you lot of control for free. The hardware in both cases could be a single host-computer connected to an internal network or external hardware services on the cloud.

Advantages of Windows Cloud Hosting

Windows cloud hosting does have some compelling advantages. You pay for the services, and you get better support than open-sourced Linux, since Linux is community developed and supported. All your Windows applications such as Outlook, Office, etc., will integrate with Windows servers right away. If you use Windows software, it makes sense to opt for a Windows cloud environment. On the whole, a Windows cloud hosting solution is considered to be a complete package that is quick to set up.

Benefits of Linux Cloud Hosting

Linux is an open-source operating system, and you can change and update its source code based on your needs. You can modify the source code, add features, or fix bugs. Because of its open source nature, it is free. You only need to pay for technical support to install and maintain the program if needed. Linux also has the advantage of being compatible with other open-source software products and, therefore, provides a quick interface with seamless adoption. Linux servers typically use fewer computer resources since they are designed to run lean. Additionally, between Windows and Linux, Linux seems to be a low-profile target for hackers.

Hosting Plans at Solar VPS

At Solar VPS, we provide you with both Linux and Windows cloud hosting plans. You can deploy five different Linux flavors, namely CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or CloudLinux. You can use Linux Cloud for LAMP development and DNS hosting. You can deploy Windows 2008 or 2012 when you opt for our Windows hosting package. A Windows cloud is excellent for Windows development, Remote Desktop/VDI, Forex trading, SQL server hosting or Game server hosting. At Solar VPS, we provide one of the best Linux and Windows cloud hosting plans. We supplement these plans with exceptional technical support. Our support team will be available for troubleshooting and providing a comprehensive solution in the event you run into any issues. When you sign up with Solar VPS, you can customize your hosting plan and increase your allotted resources with the click of a button. You can also scale down your resource allocation if needed. Be assured you only pay for what you need. Contact us today and set up your Linux or Windows cloud solution.

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Solar VPS Announces New Linux and Windows Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) Price Structure


Contact: Brad Leibowitz
Tel: (973) 572-1070 ext. 605


New Pricing Makes Solar VPS The Most Cost-Effective Cloud Web Hosting Provider on the Market

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Clifton, NJ – On November 19, Web Hosting provider Solar VPS released a new Linux and Windows Virtual Private Server pricing plan designed to be the most cost-effective Cloud VPS hosting solution available.

With the new structure in place, users will now pay $17.50 per month for a Linux VPS with 2GB of RAM, 20GB of disk space, 1TB of bandwidth and 1 CPU core. Windows Cloud VPS hosting starts at $22.50 monthly for the same resource allocation. Competing VPS providers, such as Linode, offer Linux VPS accounts from $19.95, but with fewer resources. 1&1 offers Windows VPS accounts from $29, but also with fewer resources than the new Solar VPS packages.


Solar VPS: The Solar System Windows and Linux Cloud VPS

Captain’s Log, Stardate 8.5.12:

Greetings and salutations from the communications deck of Solar VPS. After exploring wide ranging galaxies all across the Universe, we have managed to track down our Star Fleet Commander, Solar VPS COO Ross Brouse. After skirting through nebula’s and asteroid belts, our commander has something to say about a brand new Solar VPS product, The SolarSystem. In this conversation, Star Fleet Commander Brouse talks about the myriad of options users have with the Solar System:

  • Windows Cloud VPS
  • Linux Cloud VPS
  • OS Selection: Windows 2008, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu etc.
  • Truly customizable VPS by choosing the amount of RAM, disk storage, bandwidth and CPU’s users want.
  • Both Windows and Linux Cloud VPS have a variety of add-ons: SolarRay Monitoring: Softaculous, Plesk Control Panel, cPanel, dotDefender & GlogalSign SSL Certificates

Beyond these choices Star Commander Brouse hints at what users can expect from the SolarSystem in the future – images for popular scripts like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress.

So, sit back, relax and listen to the wonders of the Solar VPS SolarSystem.