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Windows Hosting Versus Linux Hosting

Our plans are divided into Windows and Linux hosting platforms and many visitors ask us what the differences between them are.

Most common features such as support for popular programming languages like PHP, mySQL databases and common server features such as URL rewriting are supported on both platforms.

They do however have a few significant differences which you should be aware of before you purchase.

Windows Hosting on Microsoft server 2003 solutions

linux hosting on Radhat

Enterprise-level Email with SmarterMail
As well as all the normal email features you would expect like SMTP, Pop3, IMAP and Webmail our Windows hosting also includes a number of Enterprise-level Groupware features allowing you to synchronise contacts, tasks, calendars and notes with mail programs and portable devices, Share folders, schedule reports and event notifications and much much more.
See a full feature list at the SmarterMail website

Microsoft .NET Framework
The .NET Framework is Microsoft's comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.

Microsoft SQL server (Available as an add-on)
Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful relational database management system catering to high-end users with advanced needs. Along with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server is widely regarded as one of the two main full-featured database systems on the market today.

Ruby on Rails
A Model-View-Controller framework for web applications written in Ruby. RoR was designed for "agile" development, the techniques of which include test-driven development, simplicity and rapid application development.

PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.