Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on PCs, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions available and it supports almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you will be able to modify its core, or all of the numerous packages it features, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the right software environment for all of your web apps regardless of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you can always find find plenty of materials on the world wide web about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you can find on our order page if you want to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you want to set up on the server. You can also choose the software which will operate on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You'll be able to set up the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control over the hosting server. You are free to set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, features Operating System upgrades.