Advantages And Disadvantages Of UNIX, Linux, And Windows Server

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Register to read the introduction… When tested with Unix and Windows running on standard PC Unix ran 27% faster than Windows when reading static HTML content, and with API generated content ("Unix Servers Vs. Windows Servers Comparison", 2012). Unix is between 47% and 197% faster. For CGI, PHP and MySQL contents Unix is approximately 77% faster than Windows ("Unix Servers Vs. Windows Servers Comparison", 2012). Both perform comparably in low-stress conditions however UNIX servers under high load (which is what is important) are superior to Windows ("Unix Servers Vs. Windows Servers Comparison", 2012). Web sites designed and programmed to be served under a UNIX-based web server can easily be hosted on a Windows server, whereas the reverse is not always true. UNIX can handle high server loads better than Windows and UNIX machines seldom require reboots while Windows constantly needs them. UNIX servers can handle themselves under heavy loads and is able to outperform Windows easily. UNIX operating system offers an efficient level of virtual memory. The system can handle several programs at once without severely pulling on the system's resources.
There are some disadvantages to Unix’s performance. UNIX is a multi-user system. Setting up a single machine with multiple independent monitor, keyboard, and mouse is trivial in UNIX. Windows can also do that, but since Windows is designed as a single user OS, there are (HUGE) performance penalty.
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Windows Server is efficient and provides secure networked computing which is more important than ever for a business to remain competitive. Windows Server 2003 version lets organizations take advantage of existing IT investments, and extend those advantages to partners, customers, and suppliers by deploying key features like cross-forest trusts in the Microsoft Active Directory® service as well as Microsoft .NET Passport integration ("Top 10 Benefits Of Windows Server 2003", 2012). Identity management in Active Directory spans the entire network, helping ensure security throughout the enterprise. It's easy to encrypt sensitive data, and software restriction policies can be used to prevent damage caused by viruses and other malicious code ("Top 10 Benefits of Windows Server 2003", 2012). Windows Server 2003 is the best choice for deploying a public key infrastructure (PKI), and its auto enrollment and auto renewal features make it easy to deploy smart cards and certificates across the enterprise ("Top 10 Benefits Of Windows Server 2003", 2012). With the feature called shadow copy restore, it allows users to retrieve previous versions of files instantly, without requiring costly assistance from a support professional. There are also enhancements to the Distributed File System (DFS) and File Replication service (FRS) which has provided users with a efficient way to access their files wherever they are ("Top 10

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