Let us admit that not many internet users are knowledgeable about web hosting and servers. All they do is to surf the net or play games. However, to those who use the net for business or income, it is important to learn more about these topics. Before we can, tell if Mac Os X can replace Windows and Linux, let us first learn some information about these three hosting systems.

Linux hosting is a hosting on the web, which is based on a server called Unix. This system is available in several varieties. Actually, it is largely in use all over the world. Why? It is because it has features that are user-friendly. The control panel for Linux is cPanel, which can make you manage your email accounts, domains, Fantastico, and so much more. The updates for Linux are easy made available. On the other hand, Windows hosting is a certain process of hosting a web through a web server that utilizes Microsoft Windows for its operating platform. Samples of the Microsoft operating system include dot net, ColdFusion, HTML pages, and many more. The operating platform is also highly functional for active content generation and database uses. The system makes it easy for the users to navigate. Plesk control panel is the one that powers the system. Plesk is perceived as the most user-friendly interface for graphics. The only downside for this system is that it is not an open source application unlike Linux. Therefore, this system is more costly to use.

Mac OS X is defined as a series of systems for operation and graphic applications created, promoted and sold by a company named Apple Incorporated. Mac OS X has several versions and the latest now in use is the Snow Leopard. Apache is the one that gives power to this system. Some features and functions are similar to Windows and Linux. The downside for this system is poor up-gradation and cost. Therefore, we can say that Mac Os X may have the potential as a replacement for Windows and Linux, but not needs more developments. Mac also has to compete with price and compatibility.