Linux is one of the most popular Operating Systems for web servers. There are many different distributions using the same core, but the great majority have a few things in common - they're absolutely free to use, which decreases the overall cost of the web hosting service since license fees shall not be included in what you will have to pay; they're very easy to manage; and last, but not least, they are much more protected compared with competitor Operating Systems, since random files, especially virus-infected ones, simply cannot be executed on the web server. In this way, you’re able to enjoy a protected service and spend the time developing and promoting your websites, not worrying about basic safety problems. Countless Linux-based machines use the Apache server to deal with the HTTP traffic, since this software is extremely quick and is also very easy to maintain and modify as per the needs of the web hosting provider. A Linux server with Apache is the perfect software environment for your websites and it's not at all a coincidence that many popular script-driven apps these days require LAMP, which refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Web Hosting