Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. While it is used primarily on desktops, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there and it supports almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can modify its core, as well as any of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to set up the proper software environment for your web applications regardless of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you can always find find plenty of materials on the world wide web about any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you'll find on our order page when you decide to get one of our dedicated servers. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to match the system requirements of the applications that you'd like to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, because you'll receive root-level access and you'll have full control of your hosting server. You are free to set up a 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 simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with Operating System updates.