Linux is one of the most popular OSs for servers. There are many different distributions that use the same core, but the vast majority have several things in common - they are free to use, which cuts down the total cost of the website hosting service due to the fact that license fees shall not be included in what you have to pay; they're quite simple to manage; and last, but not least, they're a lot more secure than competitor OSs, because random files, particularly virus-infected ones, simply can't be executed on the hosting server. In this way, you’re able to enjoy a secure service and spend the time creating and promoting your websites, not being concerned about basic safety issues. Countless Linux-based machines use the Apache server to handle the HTTP traffic, because this piece of software is really quick and is also simple to maintain and personalize in accordance with the needs of the hosting provider. A Linux web server with Apache is the perfect software environment for your sites and it's not a coincidence that lots of popular script-driven applications nowadays require LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting