Linux is an OS, which isn't that popular for desktop machines, but is among the most commonly used OSs for web servers. It's absolutely free, so you won't need to pay any license fees as part of your web hosting payments. Linux is furthermore considered to be the most reliable OS around and due to the permissions that files have and the file types that can be run, virus files that can infect a standard personal computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based server. Additionally, the Operating System is freeware, so it could be changed with no restrictions, in order to meet the requirements of the hosting company and their customers. This also implies that needless software packages can be removed to make the OS lighter and faster, which could directly lead to significantly better hosting server performance. A lot of Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, as this software is also totally free, fast and secure. It's the most popular web server around and is part of the LAMP bundle that a lot of script applications, including Joomla™ and WordPress, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Website Hosting
When you buy a website hosting package
Stable Linux with Apache in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We've decided to use Linux on our servers too, since no other OS can match its overall flexibility and without it, we would not have had the opportunity to produce our custom website hosting platform in which all semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up. The platform consists of big clusters of servers, each one addressing a particular part of the hosting service - databases, emails, files, the Control Panel, etc. The effect of blending this custom setup with Linux is an extremely dependable, risk-free and quick service with basically no downtime. Furthermore, the web access is managed by Apache, as it's exceptionally customizable and supports many modules and web programming languages including PHP, Perl, Python, HTML, etc. Our semi-dedicated server plans will provide you with all the speed and security that you would like for your websites and we've made a lot of software tweaks to make certain we'll meet our uptime guarantee.