Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting really popular too. The reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it'll run on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you will have a safe and dependable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities around the world, so if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you will discover lots of resources on the net. One of the basic advantages of this OS is that it contains numerous software packages that can be easily adjusted according to your needs and the needs of the apps which you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you'll find on our registration page if you choose to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you need to install on the server. You may also choose the software which will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software that you choose. You are able to set up the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you'll get full control of the server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with Operating System upgrades.