Web hosting, also known as website hosting or shared hosting, is one of the most popular ways through which businesses can build an online presence.
Shared web hosting is effectively a server (computer) split into many different private customer areas, with each area having its own space for files (web space) and ability to transmit these files (bandwidth). These areas are then accessible through a domain name (owned by the customer).
When you type in "www.domainname.com", the website that appears is running on a web hosting platform.
Nxtlogic provides Window/Linux web hosting
You will continually hear debates from all types of customers about which operating system is best for web hosting. In our opinion, it largely comes down to what you want to do with your shared hosting package. If your plan is to run PHP, Perl or MySQL then Linux is the better option. If your preference is to run ASP, MS SQL or any other windows based scripting, then Windows is best. Various methods exist to allow Windows Servers to run Linux based scripts, and to allow Linux Servers to run Windows based scripts. However, there are obvious compatibility benefits to running scripts on matching operating systems i.e. Linux on Linux, Windows on Windows. Base your Linux vs. Windows decision on how you plan on building your website.