Linux hosting simply refers to a web host whose servers use the Linux operating system (as opposed to the Windows operating system). Linux is a free, open-source operating system that is based on UNIX. Most websites use Linux hosting due to its inexpensive cost and flexibility. Linux hosting is compatible with MySQL and PHP, which supports scripts such as WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpBB. Unless a site has a specific need for a Windows operating system server, a Linux Host is typically the preferred choice.
Linux VPS Hosting and Dedicated clients are advised to update their servers to patch GNU C Library Vulnerability. Ars Technica (Feb 16, 2016) reported, critical remote code excution vulnerability in a function that handles DNS resolution. Millions of Servers use this function of Linux application.