In the early days of the Internet, Linux was seen as the dominant operating system on web servers. Although Microsoft Windows is available, the number of web servers running on Windows is relatively lower compared with Linux for a number of reasons. By the name, most Windows servers are associated with low performance and safety problems. Many consider Linux as the perfect web hosting environment while Windows seems another league.
The software giant made some good changes to enter the Windows 2003 Server, a version was not only safer, but also easier to use (Currently discontinued and no support is provided by Microsoft). This platform provides the necessary power and has an interface similar to girlfriend user to Windows 98 but with the web server functionality. Editing the Web Edition Enterprise Edition, each of these versions has different advantages which make Windows increasingly attractive housing. Now with Windows Server 2012 on the market, Windows too match its main competitor - Linux.
Advantages of Windows servers
If you plan to buy or rent a dedicated server, the benefits of Windows can be a good start to get you started using it.
Improved productivity - GPMC functionality (Group Policy Management Console) offers a simplified user interface that allows system administrators to more efficient management in respect of group policies in many areas.
Functionality Streamlined - Supported Included SharePoint Services, Windows becomes the ideal platform to develop multiple websites that require the sharing of information. It also has the ability to support hundreds of sites within a company, manage the server cluster distribution and dramatically increase reliability.
Dynamic Web services - Windows supports the initiative of the platform UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration). This helps to develop a dynamic and flexible infrastructure for a variety of web services.
Unmatched compatibility - Windows support a large number of advanced web technologies. Indeed, it is compatible with many of the tools that can be used on Linux and Unix in addition to Microsoft proprietary technology. This makes the cost of ownership is lower.
Superb Performance - ISS, Windows web server platform offers a robust architecture for building dynamic websites and applications that require performance.
Data Recovery - Windows was created to comply with the operations and necessary conditions of a web hosting environment. Your data recovery features allow users to recover critical files, helping organizations save money on specialized technicians.
Fast and Efficient - The .NET Framework is another of the great advantages of using Microsoft technologies integrated with the Windows operating system. This dynamic technology enables rapid development of efficient web applications.