Linux is among the most widely used OSs for servers. There are tens of different distributions that use the same core, but the greater part have several things in common - they are 100 % free to use, which cuts down the overall cost of the hosting service as license fees won't be included in what you'll have to pay; they're easy to maintain; and last, but not least, they are considerably more secure than competitor OSs, as random files, particularly virus-infected ones, just can't be executed on the server. Thus, you can enjoy a secure service and spend the time developing and promoting your web sites, not bothering with basic safety problems. A lot of Linux-based machines use the Apache server to handle the HTTP traffic, because this piece of software is really quick and is also very easy to maintain and personalize in accordance with the needs of the hosting provider. A Linux hosting server with Apache is the most suitable software environment for your sites and it isn't a coincidence that lots of popular script-driven applications out there require LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Cloud Web Hosting