Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting quite popular too. The reason is the fact that the operating system is extremely light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a secure and stable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any issue or have any question, you will discover a number of resources on the net. Among the main benefits of this OS is that it features a great number of software packages which can be freely customized in accordance with your needs and the requirements of the applications which you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code isn't accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you will find on our registration page when you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you want to install on the server. You may also select the software that will operate on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be customized software of your liking. You are able to install the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you will have full control over your hosting server. You are free to install a web hosting Control Panel too and manage some things via 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, which, among other things, comes with Operating System updates.