Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It is also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a five-year support life cycle, so you can receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you are able to customize its core, as well as all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to install the optimal software environment for all your web apps regardless of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so you will always find a lot of materials on the Internet related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you'll find on our registration page when you choose to get one of our Linux dedicated hosting. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to meet the system requirements of the apps which you would like to set up on the server. You can also choose the software which will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you'll have root-level access and you'll have full control over your hosting server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS updates.