Linux web hosting refers to hosting your website on a Linux platform.
It is extremely reliable and comparatively cost effective. Linux hosting package offers a number of advantages such as affordability, flexibility and stability and therefore remains quite a favorite with most website hosting providers. Advantages:
Linux is an open source software product and hence does not require high licensing fees, which is the case with other operating systems.
This also works well for the web hosting providers because they don't have to pay high license fees and are therefore able to offer cheap hosting packages.