When you spin up a cloud server, a basic and immediate question must be answered first: should you use Windows or Linux? Let’s compare the operating systems, both based on popularity and with a thorough discussion from experts on both sides of the aisle.
- Which Server OS is Winning?
- Is Linux or Windows Server Better, Though?
- 1 – Functionality
- 2 – Stability
- 3 – Specific Application to Cloud
- Spinning Up a Cloud VPS
Which Server OS is Winning?
Typically, when people think about the two top operating systems, they think of the client-side rivalry between Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s OSX. However, on the server side, things are a little different: instead of a battle between huge tech corporations, it’s a battle between two tech approaches. Windows Server represents the proprietary side, and Linux represents the open source side.