I am not able to make decision on which hosting plan to go for. 2 choices are there: 1. Windows 2000/2003 or Linux. Hardware remains the same. Which one is better for hosting tomcat. I am expecting heavy load and concurrency on website which is full of servlets, jsp and beans.
In my opinion, using the terms Windows and security in the same sentence is a joke, but others may have differing opinions.
If you feel more comfortable administering Windows, and can be convinced that the security it provides will be good enough for your purposes, then that's what you should choose.
For me, I avoid Windows as much as I possibly can. I don't trust its security or stability, and a unix command line gives me all the control I'll ever need, so I always choose a unix-based solution be it OS X, Linux or Solaris. [ December 06, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
If it's just Tomcat, then 16 hits/second isn't much, but if each access involved a DB access, then you should make sure that the hosting infrastructure (and the overall web app and DB design) are up to the task.