I'm about to sign up for a Hostek accout to move my wife's website to. I noticed that they offer both IIS and Apache flavors, and I'm sort of wondering if it makes any difference at all.
Being a Linux user, I am used to things like Apache, CPanel, and unix permissions, but I have this idea in my mind (and maybe it's wrong) that CF was originally built around a Windows platform, and as such, IIS hosting would somehow be more "polished".
I probably would be fine chosing either option, but I was wondering if anyone here had any opinions either way.
I think it boils down to whatever you're more comfortable with. My experience is the opposite of yours in that I work almost exclusively in the Windows environment. Most posts I see are from people that are from one camp or the other. I don't see many O/S ambidextrous people -- at least not CF people. Other than the usual "my O/S is better, stronger, faster, more popular than yours" argument, I have not see many post about missing features or problems in the Linux flavor of CF so, as I opened this with, whatever you're more comfortable with. Good luck.
ColdFusion is released for Win/Linux/Solaris/Mac systems and is fully tested to run smoothly on these tested environments with reference to the web-servers.
You can go through the support matrix for the same, to ascertain the web servers versions for the specific CF version:
Most of the people are on Win and IIS combination. But, the global environment scope of CF makes sure that, it is running on other systems with other web servers too.