Linux is an OS, which isn't that widely used for desktop machines, but is one of the most popular OSs for web servers. It's free of charge, so you will not have to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is additionally thought of as the most reliable Operating System these days and due to the permissions that files have along with the file types that can be run, virus files which could infect an average computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. Additionally, the OS is absolutely free, so it could be modified with no restrictions, in order to meet the requirements of the web hosting provider and their customers. This also means that needless software packages can easily be removed to make the Operating system lighter and quicker, which could directly contribute to much better server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, due to the fact that this piece of software is also totally free, fast and stable. It's the most popular web server around and is an element of the LAMP bundle that numerous script apps, such as Joomla™ and WordPress, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.