Linux is an OS, that isn't that widely used for desktop machines, but is among the most widely used OSs for web servers. It's totally free, so you will not have to pay any license fees as part of your website hosting payments. Linux is furthermore considered to be the most risk-free Operating System out there and thanks to the permissions that files have and also the file types that can be run, virus files which can infect an average computer shall simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Furthermore, the Operating System is freeware, so it can be changed with no constraints, as a way to match the requirements of the hosting company and their clients. This also suggests that unneeded software packages could be removed to make the Operating system lighter and swifter, that can directly lead to a lot better server performance. A large number of Linux machines have the Apache web server set up on them, because this piece of software is also free, fast and reliable. It is the most popular web server out there and is a part of the LAMP bundle that lots of script applications, including WordPress and Joomla, need. LAMP is an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Website Hosting
All of the web servers which are part of our progressive cloud hosting platform run Linux to be able to ensure their fast and secure operation, which will subsequently contribute to better overall site efficiency. That is valid for each and every site that you host within a website hosting account with us. Every single part of the web hosting service (e-mails, databases, files) will be taken care of by its own group of servers, so just one type of processes will run on a certain server, that will contribute to the amazing loading speed of your websites even more. You may use HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Perl and almost any other web development language for your sites, since they all can run on a Linux hosting server. We also use the Apache web server, because our experience over the years has proven that it is probably the best software of its type.