Linux is an OS, that is not that commonly used for desktop machines, but is among the most frequently used OSs for web servers. It is absolutely free, so you shall not have to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is additionally regarded as the most secure Operating System nowadays and due to the permissions that files have and the file types that can be run, virus files which can infect a regular personal computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Furthermore, the OS is 100 % free, so it can easily be modified without any constraints, as a way to meet the requirements of the website hosting provider and their clients. This implies that unneeded software packages may be removed to make the OS lighter and a lot quicker, that can directly contribute to a lot better hosting server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, due to the fact that this piece of software is also absolutely free, fast and stable. It is the most frequently used web server available and is a part of the LAMP bundle that many script applications, like Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Hosting