Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can customize its core, or all of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the proper software environment for all your web applications whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so you will always find lots of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you will find on our order page if you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, so as to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you wish to install on the server. You may also choose the software which will run on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your choice. You can install the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control of your hosting server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel too 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 provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS upgrades.