Ubuntu is an extremely popular Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel. While it's used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you can receive official security and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to modify its core, as well as all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to install the proper software environment for all of your web applications whatever their specifications. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, which means that you will always find numerous materials on the web related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you'll find on our registration page when you decide to acquire one of our dedicated service. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to match the system requirements of the applications which you wish to set up on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will receive root-level access and you will have full control of the server. You can install a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes Operating System updates.