Linux is an Operating System, which isn't that frequently used for desktop machines, but is amongst the most frequently used OSs for web servers. It's absolutely free, so you will not need to pay any license costs as part of your website hosting payments. Linux is furthermore regarded as being the most secure Operating System out there and thanks to the permissions that files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files which may infect a normal PC will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. In addition, the OS is free, so it can easily be customized with no limitations, so that it will match the requirements of the web hosting company and their clients. This means that unwanted software packages may be removed to make the OS lighter and a lot quicker, that may directly result in significantly better server performance. A lot of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, as this software is also absolutely free, fast and reliable. It is the most frequently used web server available and is an element of the LAMP bundle that numerous script applications, including WordPress and Joomla™, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Web Hosting