Ubuntu is a well known desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting quite popular too. The reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it'll function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, so if you experience any problem or have any question, you will find lots of resources online. One of the key advantages of this OS is the fact that it has numerous software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs as well as the needs of the applications which you'd like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, therefore it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you'll find on our registration page in case you decide to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, so as to meet the system requirements of the apps that you'd like to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be customized software that you choose. You are able to set up the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you will get full control of your hosting server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, includes OS updates.