Linux is an OS, which is not that widely used for desktop machines, but is one of the most commonly used OSs for web servers. It is totally free, so you won't have to pay any license fees as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is also thought of as the most risk-free Operating System available and because of the permissions which files have along with the file types that can be run, virus files which can easily infect an average computer will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Moreover, the Operating System is totally free, so it can be customized with no limits, so as to suit the requirements of the 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. Numerous Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, because this piece of software is also absolutely free, fast and secure. It's the most widely used web server out there and is a part of the LAMP bundle that many script applications, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting