Linux is an OS, which is not that common for desktop machines, but is one of the most widely used OSs for servers. It is free of charge, so you will not need to pay any license costs as part of your website hosting payments. Linux is furthermore considered to be the most secure OS around and due to the permissions that files have as well as the file types that can be run, virus files that could infect a standard personal computer will simply not be executed on a Linux-based hosting server. Additionally, the OS is freeware, so it can easily be changed without any limits, in order to meet the needs of the web hosting company and their clients. This also means that unnecessary software packages could be removed to make the Operating system lighter and quicker, that can directly lead to a lot better server performance. A large number of Linux machines have the Apache web server installed on them, because this software is also absolutely free, fast and secure. It is the most widely used web server out there and is an element 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 Cloud Web Hosting
All of the web servers that are part of our progressive cloud hosting platform run Linux so as to guarantee their fast and reliable functioning, which will consequently give you superior overall site efficiency. This is valid for each website that you host within a cloud web hosting account with our company. Each and every part of the hosting service (e-mail messages, databases, files) shall be taken care of by its own group of servers, so only 1 type of processes shall run on a particular hosting server, which will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites even more. You can use HTML, Python, Perl, JavaScript and just about any other web development language for your sites, because they all can run on a Linux web server. We use the Apache web server, for the reason that our experience throughout the years has proven that this is probably the ideal piece of software of its kind.