Linux is an OS, that isn't that commonly used for desktop machines, but is one of the most frequently used OSs for servers. It's 100 % free, so you shall not have to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is additionally thought to be the most reliable Operating System these days and because of the permissions which files have as well as the file types that can be run, virus files which may infect a normal PC will simply not be executed on a Linux-based web server. Moreover, the Operating System is free, so it could be changed without any limitations, in order to satisfy the needs of the website hosting provider and their customers. This also means that unneeded software packages can be removed to make the OS lighter and swifter, which can directly result in a lot better server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, since this application is also free, quick and secure. It's the most frequently used web server around and is a part of the LAMP bundle that lots of script applications, including WordPress and Joomla™, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Hosting