Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on PCs, its server version has been becoming more popular lately as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to modify its core, and / or all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This enables you to install the optimal software environment for your web applications whatever their specifications. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you'll always find find lots of materials online related to any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you'll find on our registration page if you decide to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to match the system requirements of the applications which you would like to set up on the server. You can also choose the software that will operate on your machine, since we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your liking. You are able to set up the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, as you will have root-level access and you'll get full control of the server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with OS upgrades.