Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. While it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular lately as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike many other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you're able to customize its core, or any of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to install the optimal software environment for your web apps regardless of their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you will always find a lot of materials online regarding any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you'll find on our registration page when you decide to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, so as to meet the system requirements of the apps that you intend to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, since we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software that you choose. You'll be able to set up the latter without any problems by using a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you'll get full control over your hosting server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with OS upgrades.