Among many web hosting platforms available today, Windows hosting is the most advanced hosting platform that’s popular with the majority of enterprise customers, web developers, and web designers. In addition to native support for Microsoft products and technologies, Windows hosting allows customers to effortlessly install and run the most popular PHP-based Linux applications, while the Linux platform only offers subpar support for a few, mostly older, Microsoft technologies. On the other hand, the increasing popularity of dynamic, highly interactive websites like blogs, CMS, and social networking websites developed using ASP.NET technology, adds a great deal to Windows hosting as the technology can only run on a Windows platform.
With more websites being created using ASP.NET and other popular Microsoft web developing tools such as WebMatrix, Silverlight and others, Windows web hosting is becoming the hosting platform of choice for an increasing number of web developers and web designers worldwide. A recently published WebECS article, Windows Web Hosting Provides a Secure, Reliable and Highly Flexible Platform for Hosting Dynamic Websites, Services, and Applications, outlines the benefits of Windows hosting, explores what makes Windows hosting so popular, and provides tips on how to choose a reliable Windows hosting plan. Windows hosting is a great alternative to Linux hosting for customers who need the ability to seamlessly run PHP scripts while retaining full support for Microsoft technologies and simplicity of managing a hosting account offered by the Windows platform.