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You really do not want to host on a non-'nix server.

There is no way that a windows machine can give the same performance for the same hardware costs, because windows is such a pig. The performance dies further if you try to virtually host on a windows machine, due to how windows allocates (and refuses to give up) resources.

If you look at the side-by-side "even" comparasons of windows vs unix, or MS vs Apache, you'll see in the fine print that the windows machine was tuned up by *THE* experts for maximum performance, and that the unix/apache was usually used right out of the box, or with extremely minimal tuning. In otherwords, typical M$ double-speak about "fair".

There are things you can do on unix servers that you can't do on windows. Pretty much anything you can do on windows, you can do with unix, cheaper, better, faster, and without paying M$ and locking yourself into a non-open platform.

Upgrades to Unix are released as they are developed, while M$ makes you wait -- even for bug fixes -- and then often charges you. It forces people to use older, less secure (is that redundant??) versions.

Also, virtually every virus out there attacks the _WINDOWS_ server, or client, *not* the Unix parts.

Virtually all hack attempts are targeted at windows (or Netware) vulnerabilities *NOT* Unix/Linux. If you look at your logs, you'll see all the requests and hits for windows vulnerabilities.

but, 'nuff said :)


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