Linux is an Operating System, that isn't that commonly used for desktop machines, but is one of the most commonly used OSs for servers. It is free of charge, so you won't need to pay any license charges as part of your hosting payments. Linux is additionally thought of as the most reliable Operating System available and due to the permissions that files have along with the file types that can be run, virus files that can infect a standard PC will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Additionally, the OS is 100 % free, so it could be modified without any restrictions, in order to match the needs of the website hosting provider and their customers. This implies that unwanted software packages may be removed to make the OS lighter and swifter, which can directly lead to significantly better hosting server performance. Lots of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, since this piece of software is also absolutely free, quick and secure. It's the most widely used web server around and is an element of the LAMP bundle that numerous script apps, like Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.