Linux is an Operating System, which isn't that common for desktop machines, but is amongst the most commonly used OSs for servers. It is absolutely free, so you shall not have to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is additionally thought of as the most reliable Operating System these days and thanks to the permissions which files have along with the file types that can be run, virus files that may infect an average computer will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Moreover, the OS is absolutely free, so it could be customized without any limits, as a way to match the needs of the website hosting company and their clients. This also means that unneeded software packages may be removed to make the Operating system lighter and quicker, which can directly lead to far better hosting server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, because this piece of software is also absolutely free, fast and secure. It's the most frequently used web server around and is part of the LAMP bundle that a great many script applications, including WordPress and Joomla™, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Web Hosting