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    windows or linux hosting for school website.

    Apparently our website is too big!

    and the SWGfL want us to move to either:

    Microsoft® Windows® 2003
    1 GB Web Space
    Microsoft® FrontPage®
    and FTP upload
    Plesk Control Panel
    ASP
    ASP.NET
    Database connection
    AWStats

    OR

    Linux
    1 GB Web Space
    FTP upload
    Plesk Control Panel
    PHP
    Perl
    CGI
    MySQL
    AWStats

    Can anyone offer any advice as to which is the best to go for?

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    The choice entirely depends upon how your website is constructed.

    Link?

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    Does your website need a certain version of SQL? or scripting? that will make your choice for you.

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    What backend technology does your website use?

    Linux + Apache is generally quicker, more reliable and more secure than Windows + IIS in my opinion, so I would go with Linux given the choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    The choice entirely depends upon how your website is constructed.

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    "BalWeb" The Official Website of Balcarras School

    all very basic stuff I believe...I don't get involved with it that much..

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    The SWGfL hosting packages are rather expensive from what I've seen. I'd go for a 1&1 package instead. £4.99 a month for a 1.5Gb package.
    https://order.1and1.co.uk/xml/order/...op&__lf=Static

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    I'd go for a CSNewMedia package for either a Windows/Linux package as you don't have any php/asp content so it should be ok with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    "BalWeb" The Official Website of Balcarras School

    all very basic stuff I believe...I don't get involved with it that much..
    Written with Front Page 4.0 - If it's staying the same you'd be best with Windows hosting - better still, why not redesign with Joomla on Linux hosting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I'd go for a CSNewMedia package for either a Windows/Linux package as you don't have any php/asp content so it should be ok with either.
    +1 for CSNewMedia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Written with Front Page 4.0 - If it's staying the same you'd be best with Windows hosting - better still, why not redesign with Joomla on Linux hosting?
    There's nothing on there that I can see specifically Windows. Have a Linux package for the stability and speed and make sure it has the Frontpage extensions on. FP will never know the difference (IIRC, FP4 is Frontpage Express, as it then was...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The SWGfL hosting packages are rather expensive from what I've seen. I'd go for a 1&1 package instead. £4.99 a month for a 1.5Gb package.
    https://order.1and1.co.uk/xml/order/...op&__lf=Static
    Speaking as someone who has had one of their packages for a few years, don't expect great uptime, I get around 97% with regular drop-outs. I don't doubt its the same with many other shared hosting providers though, too many users on each server, (and too many script kiddies killing the threads with endless loops). Interestingly though they had two incidents of MS SQL clusters downed at the begining of the year which is unusual.

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    B & P Interactive (who I have used for years) are rock-solid and their reseller packages are unlimited disk space and bandwidth for £30. The disks on all the servers are nearly empty and have been for ages. I can't recommend them enough.

    UK Reseller Hosting & Multiple Domain Hosting - BPWEB

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    +2 for CSNewMedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzel View Post
    +2 for CSNewMedia
    Thanks.
    Checked the CSNewMedia website for prices and the DIAMOND offering is upto 1024 Mb. Our site is currently 3.5Gb....

    AH - spotted you can pay extra for additional - does seem cheaper than RM
    Last edited by kennysarmy; 2nd July 2008 at 09:35 AM.

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    The Diamond offers 2048MB.

    Pretty big site for 3.5GB!!

    Mind you, if you look at the reseller hosting, the bronze package comes with 4GB of space for £8.95 pcm for the linux one or a pound more for Windows.

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