Linux is an OS, which is not that commonly used for desktop machines, but is among the most commonly used OSs for servers. It is totally free, so you will not have to pay any license costs as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is furthermore considered to be the most risk-free Operating System these days and due to the permissions that files have along with the file types that can be run, virus files which could infect a normal PC will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. In addition, the OS is 100 % free, so it could be altered without any limits, so as to meet the needs of the hosting company and their clients. This also suggests that unnecessary software packages can easily be removed to make the OS lighter and quicker, which can directly contribute to significantly better server performance. Many Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, as this program is also totally free, quick and reliable. It is the most commonly used web server out there and is part of the LAMP bundle that lots of script apps, such as WordPress and Joomla™, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Hosting