Ubuntu is an extremely popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it's used mainly on personal computers, 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's compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you are able to customize its core, or all of the countless packages it features, in any way you find fit. This enables you to set up the optimal software environment for all of your web applications irrespective of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find a lot of materials on the web related to any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you will find on our order page in case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, so as to meet the system requirements of the apps that you'd like to install on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software of your choice. You are able to set up the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you will get full control over the server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with Operating System upgrades.