Linux is an Operating System, that isn't that commonly used for desktop machines, but is amongst the most commonly used OSs for servers. It's 100 % free, so you shall not have to pay any license charges as part of your hosting payments. Linux is also thought to be the most reliable OS nowadays and thanks to the permissions that files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files which can infect a standard PC shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Also, the Operating System is totally free, so it can easily be modified with no restrictions, as a way to satisfy the needs of the web hosting provider and their customers. This also implies that unwanted software packages can easily be removed to make the OS lighter and quicker, which can directly lead to significantly better hosting server performance. Numerous Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, as this software is also free, fast and reliable. It is the most popular web server around and is an element of the LAMP bundle that a great many script apps, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Web Hosting