Since Linux or Unix hosting packages are typically cheaper than Windows based servers, they are normally the choice for many businesses. If you are not familiar with Linux or Unix, there are some points that you will need to keep in mind before you select a Unix based host. There are many advantages to using a Unix based server, which we will detail below.
# Cost : Unix is a free platform, which means that your hosting company will not have to purchase the operating system for your server.
# Scalability : More applications work on a Unix platform and you will have more choices to develop your site in many different directions if you select this type of hosting package.
# Performance : Unix servers work very well, and very quickly. Less system resources are required, which translates into less bandwidth and RAM usage for your site, which can be very helpful.
# Telnet and SSH : If you like having the ability to use Telnet to monitor, run or perform tasks on your server, than Unix is your clear choice. Telnet is not supported on a Windows platform.