Linux is an OS, which is not that common for desktop machines, but is among the most frequently used OSs for web servers. It's absolutely free, so you shall not need to pay any license charges as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is furthermore considered to be the most risk-free Operating System these days and due to the permissions which files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files that can easily infect an average PC shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Additionally, the OS is totally free, so it could be customized with no limitations, so as to match the requirements of the hosting provider and their customers. This means that unneeded software packages can easily be removed to make the Operating system lighter and swifter, which can directly result in significantly better hosting server performance. Numerous Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, as this application is also totally free, fast and stable. It is the most widely used web server available and is part of the LAMP bundle that a lot of script apps, like Joomla™ and WordPress, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting