Linux is an Operating System, which is not that popular for desktop machines, but is amongst the most popular OSs for servers. It is totally free, so you will not have to pay any license costs as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is also thought of as the most risk-free OS nowadays and because of the permissions which files have as well as the file types that can be run, virus files that can infect a standard PC will simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Also, the OS is 100 % free, so it can easily be altered without any restrictions, as a way to satisfy the needs of the hosting company and their customers. This also implies that unwanted software packages may be removed to make the Operating system lighter and quicker, that can directly lead to significantly better server performance. A lot of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, due to the fact that this program is also absolutely free, quick and stable. It is the most popular web server around and is part of the LAMP bundle that many script applications, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting