Some of the country’s leading web-hosting providers now claim that it is cheaper to offer services based on Windows than on Open Source software and have passed on cost savings to customers as a result.
They say the price difference between has come about through a new licence agreement from Microsoft in addition to claimed lower costs of running and managing Windows-based servers.
"Over the years we have had many internal debates on the best server platform for hosting our customers’ services on; invariably each person argued vehemently for their favourite based on personal preferences. With our move to Windows Server as our main hosting platform we have reduced our hosting operation’s complexity and can run our business more efficiently."
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