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 number of things in common - they're totally free to use, which lessens the total cost of the website hosting service due to the fact that license fees shall not be included in what you will need to pay; they are very easy to take care of; and last, but not least, they're way more protected than competitor Operating Systems, because random files, especially virus-infected ones, simply cannot be executed on the hosting server. That way, you will be able to enjoy a protected service and spend the time developing and promoting your web sites, not worrying about basic safety issues. Many Linux-based machines use the Apache web server to deal with the HTTP traffic, since this piece of software is very quick and is also simple to maintain and customize in accordance with the requirements of the hosting provider. A Linux server with Apache is the perfect software environment for your websites and it's not a coincidence that a number of popular script-driven apps nowadays require LAMP, that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting