Is there a difference between Linux and Unix hosting?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Is there a difference between Linux and Unix hosting?

Linux vs. Unix

The bottom line is that there is no difference between Linux and UNIX. As a matter of fact, the bottom line is that UNIX is not used very often, if at all, to host websites. However, the free and open source offshoot of UNIX called Linux, is.

Unix is an old operating system that has influenced every modern operating system. It is very powerful and flexible, and it directly spawned Linux, which was developed by Linus Torvalds. Linus wrote Linux with the intent to never charge for it, and thus, one of the most famous operating systems was born.

Linux, because it is both very powerful and free to use, is the hosting choice for many small hosting companies who can’t afford to pay for the Microsoft Server operating system.

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