According to a recent Bodhost report, many VPS server users are falsely under the impression that the desktop operating system they choose limits their ability to run a different type of VPS, such as a Windows VPS or Linux VPS.
However, the report said the operating system does not need to dictate the virtual server type, making it possible for Windows operating system users to establish a Linux VPS. The part of the server that does restrict VPS type, however, is its programming script, according to the report.
Overall, the report said businesses using Windows operating systems would do well to consider establishing a Linux VPS because the program's open source nature makes it a less expensive alternative. Furthermore, Linux VPS systems have a reputation for reliability and stability, fortifying a virtual server hosting company's reliability claims, the report said.
According to a VPS Host Review report, a Linux VPS will typically be less expensive and more reliable than a Windows VPS. Linux also supports many of the most popular scripts and database types. However, a Windows VPS supports .NET technology, SharePoint and other critical utilities used by many businesses.