Linux is an Operating System, that is not that common for desktop machines, but is amongst the most popular OSs for web servers. It's absolutely free, so you will not need to pay any license charges as part of your hosting payments. Linux is also regarded as being the most reliable OS nowadays and because of the permissions which files have and the file types that can be run, virus files that may infect a normal computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Moreover, the Operating System is freeware, so it can be altered with no limits, as a way to suit the requirements of the website hosting provider and their customers. This also suggests that unneeded software packages may be removed to make the Operating system lighter and quicker, that can directly result in a lot better server performance. A lot of Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, since this piece of software is also 100 % free, fast and secure. It is the most commonly used web server around and is a part of the LAMP bundle that lots of script applications, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting