Linux is an Operating System, that is not that common for desktop machines, but is one of the most popular OSs for servers. It is 100 free, so it can be changed with no restrictions, in order to satisfy the needs of the hosting provider and their customers. This also implies that unneeded software packages can easily be removed to make the OS lighter and swifter, that can directly contribute to far better server performance. Many Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, as this software is also totally free, fast and reliable. It's the most frequently used web server available and is an element of the LAMP bundle that many script applications, like WordPress and Joomla™, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Website Hosting
When you get a shared website hosting package
Stable Linux with Apache in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on a cutting-edge customized platform. An independent cluster of servers handles every single service - databases, e-mail messages, files, and so forth., and because we highly appreciate the advantages of an easy to customize, secure and stable Operating System, all the web servers which form the clusters run Linux. The Operating system enables us to make the critical improvements, not to mention the raised speed, for the reason that only one type of process runs on the hosting server, as opposed to the conventional hosting platform offered by most companies in which everything runs on a single server. Moreover, we use the Apache web server too. We've tested its functionality over the years, so we have confirmed that it could give us as a provider and you as a client the required speed and flexibility for the best achievable site performance.