Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is used mainly on desktops, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays 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. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you can receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you'll be able to customize its core, and all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the optimal software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you can always find find plenty of materials online related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you will find on our registration page if you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to meet the system requirements of the applications that you wish to install on the server. You can also choose the software that will operate on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be custom software of your liking. You will be able to set up the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you'll have full control of your server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes Operating System updates.