I'm trying to get a general understanding of the difference between Linux hosting and Windows hosting. Everything I've read so far appears to be extremely biased towards either Windows or Linux, without providing - or addressing - claims that the other side of the argument seems to use in their argument.
So far what I've gathered that seems to be concrete is Linux is more stable/can run longer without needing a complete restart, but Windows has more 'support' for any problems you may run into.
I'm not looking for opinion, but rather concrete reasons, with the intent to compile a list to compare the two. Apologies if this is a duplicate, in my search I only found comparisons of actual development under Windows/Linux rather than a hosting comparison.
I'm not really looking for a specific scenario in question, such as "If hosting a small project,
x is better, otherwise
y is better". If such restrictions exist I was hoping for more something like "
x excels at smaller projects because
reasons, however if approaching a large scall project, it is best to use
y as it offers
I'm looking for things like memory usage, stability, maintenance time/requirement. Just form a general standpoint. If examples are needed to elaborate than give examples, but I'm trying to get a general idea if Windows or Linux is better, or if they're equal. The main purpose of this curiosity is, well, I hate everything Microsoft, and I'm just wondering if there's any real benefit Windows has, or if Linux has clear advantages...