Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. While it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions available and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike numerous other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, or all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This enables you to set up the ideal software environment for all of your web applications regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you will always find lots of materials on the web related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you can find on our registration page when you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you would like to install on the server. You may also choose the software that will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software of your choice. You're able to set up the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, because you'll have root-level access and you'll get full control of the hosting server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS upgrades.