Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. Although it is used mainly on desktops, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there 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 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike lots of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to modify its core, as well as all of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to install the optimal software environment for all of your web apps whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so you can always find find lots of materials online regarding any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you can find on our order page if you want to get one of our Linux dedicated web hosting. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you intend to install on the server. You may also choose the software that will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software that you choose. You will be able to install the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, because you'll have root-level access and you'll have full control over your hosting server. You can install a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, includes OS upgrades.