Linux is an OS, that isn't that common for desktop machines, but is one of the most popular OSs for servers. It's 100 % free, so you shall not have to pay any license charges as part of your website hosting payments. Linux is furthermore thought of as the most reliable Operating System these days and due to the permissions that files have and the file types that can be run, virus files which can easily infect a normal computer system shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Additionally, the Operating System is free, so it can be modified without any constraints, as a way to match the requirements of the website hosting provider and their customers. This also suggests that needless software packages could be removed to make the OS lighter and a lot quicker, that may directly lead to significantly better hosting server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, since this application is also 100 % free, fast and secure. It is the most frequently used web server out there and is a part of the LAMP bundle that a lot of script applications, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Website Hosting