Why is Linux more popular as a server than Windows? There are many reasons actually...

Web developers would argue that Linux is well suited and better to use as a server than windows. This is the windows’ most worthy competitor in this area, and for those who have no idea why we can provide a few reasons below.


Clearly, there is something developers are getting out of Linux, that Microsoft just is not providing or providing too well. Their continuous rise in sales in the market is a testament. One thing they are very good at is stability. Linux servers are known to operate smoothly for years! In fact, many Linux users have never had a crash. This is particularly useful for small and medium-sized owners, for obvious reasons such as saving on expenses on maintenance or new software altogether. This avoids the consequences of losing important unsaved work because the server is always on.

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Linux is also able to handle a large number of processes at once in a more efficient way than windows does, which makes it the better option for stability. Another probable reason is the rebooting system and method. Linux makes changes to the system while it is running. Meaning it does not affect any unrelated services, and you can keep working while the system upgrades. When it comes to windows, it typically needs to reboot which causes downtime after which it restarts. Your server with Linux runs round the clock, no interruptions.


Linux can boast better security than windows. This applies when it is a server on the desktop or otherwise in an embedded environment. It is simply more secure. This is largely due to the fact that, Linux was made to be originally a multiuser operating system, based on Unix. This means that only the administrator or root user has the administrative privileges to access the kernel. Fewer users and applications have the same permission to access the kernel or each other. This way of doing things ensures better protection of the software and data.

The Linux server also gets less frequently attacked by viruses and malware or hacked. The vulnerable areas are also found and addressed quicker by its developers and users. These vulnerabilities are rarely exploited. This is how good Linux as a server is. On a windows server, system administrators have the capability of hiding files from administrators. Something that cannot happen to Linux as the administrator has a clear view of the file system which keeps him in control.


Windows receives frequent hardware updates to accommodate its continuously increasing demands. Linux, on the other hand, is a scalable server that performs impeccably on almost any computer. Regardless of the processor or how the machine was built. It is also an easy job to reconfigure Linux to include any businesses processes or services required.

By doing so it reduces the amount of memory required, the overall performance and keeps it simple for the developers to work with.


Using Linux has tremendous benefits, and that includes the freedom to mix and match software. There is no commercial vendor trying to lock you into using their products or to follow certain protocol. Instead, whatever you say goes, and whatever works for you is what you have the freedom to use.

It is true that Amazon and Google also rely on Linux’s open operating system software for their own production systems.

Total Cost of Ownership

Purchasing an enterprise package for Linux is far cheaper than purchasing the Microsoft equivalent. In fact, it will probably be cheaper than any other propriety software purchased for corporate support. Most commercial plans for enterprise include will user-based licensing and a host of expensive add-ons needed for smooth operations, but especially for security.

For a small or medium sized owner, this is the answer to your enterprise solution problems. For web developers, it is clearly a better choice. Not only for coding, but fr started learning to code who want to have a feel of using an open operating system with versatility.

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