Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular lately as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there and it's compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as any of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This enables you to set up the proper software environment for all of your web applications whatever their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you will always find numerous materials online regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you will find on our registration page when you want to obtain one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you want to install on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be customized software of your choice. You're able to set up the latter without any problems employing a Secure Shell console, because you will get root-level access and you will get full control of your server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes Operating System upgrades.