Linux is amongst the most popular Operating Systems for servers. There are quite a few different distributions that use exactly the same core, but the great majority have a couple of things in common - they're 100 % free to use, which cuts down the overall cost of the website hosting service as license fees shall not be included in what you have to pay; they're very easy to take care of; and last, but not least, they are far more protected than competitor Operating Systems, since random files, specifically virus-infected ones, just cannot be executed on the web server. This way, you can enjoy a protected service and spend the time creating and promoting your Internet sites, not being concerned about basic safety problems. Many Linux-based machines use the Apache web server to handle the HTTP traffic, because this software is incredibly quick and is also easy to maintain and personalize as per the needs of the website hosting provider. A Linux server with Apache is the ideal software environment for your websites and it isn't a coincidence that lots of popular script-driven applications out there require LAMP, which symbolizes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Stable Linux with Apache in Semi-dedicated Servers
We've made a decision to use Linux on our servers too, because no other OS can match its overall flexibility and without it, we would not have had the chance to develop our custom hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. The platform includes large clusters of web servers, each one addressing a specific part of the web hosting service - databases, email messages, files, the Control Panel, and so on. The end result of blending this custom setup with Linux is an exceptionally stable, risk-free and speedy service with zero downtime. Additionally, the web access is managed by Apache, simply because it is extremely customizable and supports a whole lot of modules and web programming languages including PHP, Perl, Python, HTML, etc. Our semi-dedicated server packages will provide you with all the speed and security that you want for your sites and we've made a lot of software tweaks to be certain that we will meet our uptime guarantee.