Linux is an OS, that is not that frequently used for desktop machines, but is among the most widely used OSs for web servers. It's totally free, so you shall not have to pay any license costs as part of your hosting payments. Linux is also thought to be the most risk-free Operating System out there and because of the permissions which files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files that could infect a normal computer will simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Furthermore, the OS is absolutely free, so it can be altered with no restrictions, in order to meet the requirements of the website hosting company and their customers. This also suggests that needless software packages can be removed to make the OS lighter and a lot quicker, which can directly contribute to significantly better server performance. Many Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, as this piece of software is also free, fast and secure. It is the most commonly used web server around and is an element of the LAMP bundle that a lot of script applications, like WordPress and Joomla™, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Web Hosting