Though both Linux and Window based hosting are stable and powerful, there are few differences in the way it operates. Linux hosting runs on free open source platform and hence a cost-effective option. Powerful features of PHP, MongoDB, Python, MySQL and Apache servers are used for server functionality. On the contrary, Windows hosting runs on its proprietary source code and a hefty licence fee is included for its use. The system is built with platforms aided by ASP.NET, MSSQL and other Microsoft products. In a nutshell, you have to decide based on the platform you are familiar with.