homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: phranque

Website Technology Issues Forum

Switching hosting from Windows to Linux
Will there be any problems?

 3:52 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Without realizing what I was doing and lacking the technical skills, I put my very simple HTML based website on a Windows server. Now I want to install a wordpress blog and I am told that I need to have Linux for it to work on Godaddy. Should be worried in any way to make the switch? Anything to watch out for?



 6:44 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Basic HTML should just work fine on both Windows and Linux hosting. The main problem you may face is that Windows is a case-insensitive operating system while Linux is case-sensitive. This may cause some file reference problems or missing URLs if you didn't carefully use one case type for your references.

WordPress itself doesn't let you touch the Linux level. The whole administration of your site is done with an intuitive web-interface control panel. Only the installation will need a few commands to put the files on your hosting account, unpack them and get the WordPress installation running.


 5:08 pm on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Will there be any problems?

If you have any form mailers - or **anything** that ends in .asp or .aspx - all these will need to be rewritten in some server side language supported by 'Nix: php, perl, etc.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved