Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, that makes use of the Linux kernel. While it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases you can get and it's compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike various other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you're able to customize its core, and / or any of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This enables you to set up the proper software environment for your web applications regardless of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you can always find find lots of materials on the world wide web about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
If the apps that you want to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of system resources, you can opt for one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and add this OS to your order with a click. You'll be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your OS, depending on which release your apps need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you will be able to install anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't contain a web hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, however if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your web sites. When you do not want to lose time managing your hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, which includes plenty of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The upgrade comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.