When you are choosing a hosting company, you may have to decide between Linux hosting or another kind of hosting, Microsoft being the most likely. How do you decide between Linux and Microsoft? It all comes down to what you want or need. A side by side comparison of what each hosting solution offers will tell you which one you need.
It all comes down to what you want in a hosting solution. If you require an Access Database, you won’t want a Linux server. Likewise if you want full functionality in your PHP, Linux is a better choice.