Ubuntu is a widely used desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting quite popular as well. The reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you will have a protected and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you will find plenty of resources online. One of the main advantages of this Operating System is that it features thousands of software packages which can be freely modified according to your needs and the requirements of the apps which you need to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you will find on our registration page when you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps that you intend to set up on the server. You may also choose the software which will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be customized software that you choose. You are able to set up the latter without any problems employing a Secure Shell console, as you'll have root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You can install a hosting Control Panel too and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with Operating System updates.