Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. While it is used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it's compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike lots of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to customize its core, or all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the proper software environment for your web apps irrespective of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you will always find plenty of materials online related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you'll find on our order page when you want to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you would like to install on the server. You can also choose the software which 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-made software of your liking. You are able to install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, since you will get root-level access and you will get full control of the hosting server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains Operating System updates.