Date Added: Feb 2010
Linux is an operating system (OS) that is a popular option among many types of users. It is a free OS, stable, with a high level of familiarity, solid performance and good vendor support. Its advantages have allowed it to garner 60% of the web server market which means is it a popular choice among web hosts as well. Yet despite the obvious advantages, Linux is not fully optimized for web hosts because it was never designed specifically to address the unique set of requirements for this market.