Linux is an Operating System, that is not that commonly used for desktop machines, but is amongst the most frequently used OSs for web servers. It is 100 % free, so you shall not need to pay any license charges as part of your hosting payments. Linux is also considered to be the most reliable OS available and because of the permissions that files have and the file types that can be run, virus files which may infect a regular computer system shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Also, the OS is absolutely free, so it can be customized without any limitations, so as to satisfy the requirements of the website hosting company and their customers. This suggests that unwanted software packages can be removed to make the OS lighter and a lot quicker, that can directly contribute to a lot better server performance. Numerous Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, since this software is also totally free, fast and secure. It is the most popular web server around and is part of the LAMP bundle that a great many script apps, including WordPress and Joomla™, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting