Linux is one of the most widely used OSs for servers. There are tens of different distributions which use the same core, but the majority have a few things in common - they are free to use, which minimizes the total cost of the hosting service as license fees will not be included in what you have to pay; they are easy to take care of; and last, but not least, they're considerably more secure than competitor OSs, because random files, particularly virus-infected ones, just cannot be executed on the hosting server. This way, you will be able to enjoy a protected service and spend the time building and advertising your Internet sites, not worrying about safety problems. Many Linux-based machines use the Apache server to handle the HTTP traffic, since this software system is very fast and is also very easy to maintain and personalize depending on the needs of the web hosting provider. A Linux hosting server with Apache is the perfect software environment for your Internet sites and it is not a coincidence that many popular script-driven applications on the market require LAMP, that refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting