Linux is an OS, which isn't that widely used for desktop machines, but is amongst the most popular OSs for web servers. It's totally free, so you shall not need to pay any license costs as part of your website hosting payments. Linux is furthermore thought to be the most risk-free OS available and thanks to the permissions which files have and the file types that can be run, virus files that can infect a standard personal computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. In addition, the OS is freeware, so it can easily be modified with no restrictions, so that it will suit the needs of the website hosting provider and their customers. This also suggests that unnecessary software packages may be removed to make the OS lighter and swifter, which could directly lead to much better server performance. A large number of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, as this application is also 100 % free, fast and secure. It's the most widely used web server around and is an element of the LAMP bundle that lots of script apps, like WordPress and Joomla™, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting