Does WordPress Run Better on Linux?

Does WordPress Run Better on Linux?

A Microsoft Ad for Windows Azure and WordPress

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Computing platform. At Get on Social we typically recommend Amazon’s Web Services.

With Amazon’s EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Web Services, you can launch both Windows and Linux based servers. In our experience, running Linux serves have outperformed Windows Servers.

Either a standard Linux configuration with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP  (LAMP), or using Nginx as the server, or as a proxy for Apache, seem to outperform Windows by quite a bit.

A few days ago one of our clients even wrote about the difference:

Last week we moved our site from Windows to Linux.  That move significantly improved performance

It is understandable that Microsoft is trying to sell Azure around WordPress, since WordPress is the largest, fastest growing platform for websites.

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