Linux is a popular Operating System, which is commonly used for web servers, due to the fact it provides a number of advantages over other OSs. It is considered to be the most secure OS these days and owing to the way it works, infected files will simply not work. As Linux is absolutely free to use, no license fees will be calculated in the price which you'll have to pay for your web hosting service. This, subsequently, makes it possible for the provider to customize the OS based on what they and their clients want, getting rid of unnecessary packages to enhance the Operating system and the server’s functionality. Linux servers often come with the Apache web server software, that processes site access requests. Apache is also absolutely free and easy to personalize, not to mention that it's really quick and light with regard to the system resources it requires. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is the software environment that a number of the most widely used script applications require – WordPress, Joomla™, Moodle, and so on. The LAMP configuration is the most popular one worldwide, since it's stable and easy to take care of.