Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it's used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been gaining in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases you can get and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you are able to modify its core, and / or all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This allows you to set up the right software environment for your web applications regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you'll always find find a lot of materials on the Internet regarding any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you'll find on our order page in case you choose to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to match the system requirements of the apps that you intend to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your liking. You can set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, as you will get root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel as well and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes OS upgrades.