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Windows vs Linux Comparison

The table below compares the features of the Windows and Linux accounts offered by YoHost. In general, Windows accounts are recommended for users who require ColdFusion, ASP, or ASP.NET. If you don't require these features, or if you don't know what they are, then a Linux account is recommended.

Email Features Linux Windows
Web-based Email Yes (SquirrelMail, Horde) Yes
Catch-all Email Account Yes Yes
Email Forwarding Yes Yes
Spam/Virus Blocker User-configurable option to block spam and viruses during SMTP dialog Server-wide DNSBL filter
AutoResponder Yes Yes
Programming Languages Linux Windows
ColdFusion MX 7 No Yes
ASP No Yes
ASP.NET No Yes
PHP Yes Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Python Yes No
SSI Yes Limited
JSP No No
Databases Linux Windows
MySQL Yes Yes
MS SQL No Yes
Access Database No Yes
ODBC No Yes
Other Features Linux Windows
Control Panel CPanel (demo) Helm (demo)
.htaccess Files Yes No
FrontPage Extensions Yes Yes
Dedicated IP Free upon request $20 setup charge
Web Server Apache Microsoft IIS 6
Reseller Accounts Available Available
Server-wide SSL Yes Yes
Pre-installed Scripts Yes (demo) No
Shell Access Available No
Cron Jobs Yes No
GnuPG Yes No
Password-protected Directories Yes Yes
FTP Yes Yes
Pricing Linux Windows
Hosting Packages Linux Plans Windows Plans
Free Trial 2 weeks 2 weeks
Setup Charge Free Free
Additional Bandwidth $2 per 1000 MB $3 per 1000 MB
Additional Space $5 monthly per 100 MB $2 monthly per 25 MB

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