Linux is an OS, which is not that commonly used for desktop machines, but is one of the most popular OSs for servers. It's free of charge, so you will not have to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is furthermore thought of as the most secure OS these days and thanks to the permissions which files have as well as the file types that can be run, virus files which can easily infect a standard personal computer will simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. Additionally, the Operating System is 100 % free, so it can easily be altered with no constraints, so that it will match the needs of the web hosting company and their clients. This means that needless software packages may be removed to make the Operating system lighter and a lot quicker, that may directly contribute to a lot better server performance. Numerous Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, as this program is also absolutely free, fast and reliable. It's the most commonly used web server out there and is part of the LAMP bundle that a great many script applications, including WordPress and Joomla™, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Hosting