Linux is an Operating System, that isn't that widely used for desktop machines, but is amongst the most widely used OSs for web servers. It is free of charge, so you will not need to pay any license fees as part of your hosting payments. Linux is furthermore thought of as the most risk-free OS these days and due to the permissions which files have as well as the file types that can be run, virus files that can easily infect a normal computer system will simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. Moreover, the Operating System is 100 free, fast and reliable. It's the most popular web server out there and is a part of the LAMP bundle that a great many script applications, including Joomla™ and WordPress, require. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Hosting