Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started small and has grown to be one of the most common Operating Systems available. Read more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting really popular too. The reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you will have a secure and dependable software environment on your server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities worldwide, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you'll discover plenty of resources on the Internet. Among the basic benefits of this OS is that it has tens of thousands of software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs as well as the requirements of the apps that you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you will find on our registration page when you choose to obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to meet the system requirements of the applications which you wish to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be customized software of your liking. You will be able to install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, because you'll receive root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, includes OS updates.