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Most web sites are hosted on Unix servers. If you want to use a SQL or Access database, ASP (Active Server Pages), or ASP.NET you will need to use Windows Web Hosting. If you do not know specifically if you need a Windows server, chances are you will be fine using a Unix server. Unix web hosting generally cost less than Windows hosting and usually has more features available. The biggest reason to go with a Windows hosting plan is if you are using a specific database or scripting language that require a Windows hosting environment. You should choose the platform which will fit your website needs.