Linux is among the frequently used OSs for servers. There are many different distributions which use the same core, but the vast majority have a couple of things in common - they're free to use, which cuts down the overall cost of the web hosting service as license fees won't be included in what you will have to pay; they are quite simple to manage; and last, but not least, they are considerably more secure compared with competitor Operating Systems, as random files, particularly virus-infected ones, just cannot be executed on the web server. That way, you can enjoy a secure service and spend the time building and advertising your websites, not bothering with basic safety issues. Many Linux-based machines use the Apache web server to handle the HTTP traffic, because this piece of software is very quick and is also simple to maintain and modify depending on the needs of the web hosting provider. A Linux web server with Apache is the perfect software environment for your sites and it's not a coincidence that many popular script-driven apps nowadays require LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Shared Hosting
All of the web servers which are a part of our groundbreaking cloud web hosting platform run Linux so as to ensure their fast and stable functioning, which will subsequently give you better overall website performance. That's valid for any website that you host within a shared hosting account with us. Each and every part of the web hosting service (email messages, databases, files) shall be addressed by its own group of machines, so only 1 type of processes will run on a particular hosting server, which will contribute to the fast loading speed of your Internet sites even more. You can use HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl and just about any other web development language for your sites, as they all can run on a Linux web server. We also use the Apache web server, because our experience throughout the years has shown that this is probably the best piece of software of its kind.