Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you can get official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This enables you to set up the right software environment for your web apps irrespective of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so that you will always find numerous materials on the web related to any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you will find on our order page if you want to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to match the system requirements of the apps that you would like to install 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 the rest can be tailor-made software that you choose. You can install the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, as you will receive root-level access and you will have full control of your server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains OS updates.