Linux is a Unix-like OS that can be used on almost every type of computer hardware. At first, the term “Linux” was used only for the Linux kernel (which was developed first), not the operating system, but now it is commonly used to refer to all Linux-based systems. The Linux kernel is the core of the Linux software, but it can be combined with many different components that define the various Linux distributions. The Linux kernel was introduced for the first time in 1991. From the very beginning of the Linux development, the Linux software was meant to be free an open-source. So, now it can be freely used, distributed and modified. The Linux kernel is used in all types of Linux-based operating systems for all kinds of hardware. Linux OS is the predominant software for web servers, Linux is also implemented in supercomputers, tablets, and smartphones (Android is Linux-based). Linux has various distributions for personal computers like Ubuntu, Mint, Linspire, Xandros, OpenSUSE or gOS.
Linux Server Applications
Linux is most commonly used in server hardware. Linux is an essential part of the popular LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl or PHP or Python) software bundle used for the management of web servers. All reliable and experienced web hosting companies offer Linux servers to their clients. Linux is very secure and reliable choice for web server platforms. Apache is one of the most widely used applications for Linux servers that supports more than 100 million sites.