Linux is among the most popular Operating Systems for servers. There are many different distributions which use exactly the same core, but the vast majority have a few things in common - they are totally free to use, which decreases the overall cost of the web hosting service due to the fact that license fees shall not be included in what you need to pay; they are easy to maintain; and last, but not least, they're considerably more protected than competitor OSs, because random files, especially virus-infected ones, simply can't be executed on the hosting server. In this way, you are able to enjoy a reliable service and spend the time creating and advertising your websites, not being concerned about basic safety issues. A lot of Linux-based machines use the Apache web server to handle the HTTP traffic, since this software is really fast and is also simple to maintain and individualize as per the needs of the web hosting provider. A Linux server with Apache is the most suitable software environment for your websites and it isn't a coincidence that lots of popular script-driven apps out there require LAMP, that refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Hosting