Linux is an Operating System, which isn't that popular for desktop machines, but is amongst the most frequently used OSs for servers. It is absolutely free, so you won't have to pay any license costs as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is also considered to be the most risk-free Operating System available and because of the permissions which files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files which may infect a regular computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. Moreover, the OS is absolutely free, so it could be changed with no limits, so that it will match the requirements of the website hosting company and their customers. This also suggests that unwanted software packages can easily be removed to make the Operating system lighter and swifter, that may directly lead to much better server performance. A large number of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, since this piece of software is also free, fast and stable. It is the most popular web server out there and is an element of the LAMP bundle that numerous script apps, like WordPress and Joomla™, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting