Ubuntu is a well-liked desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting really popular too. The reason is that the operating system is really light and it will function on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you will have a secure and stable software environment on your server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on the planet, which means that if you experience any issue or have any question, you will find a number of resources online. Among the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it contains tens of thousands of software packages which can be freely adjusted in accordance with your needs and the requirements of the apps that you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you can find on our order page when you choose to obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you need to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software of your liking. You are able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will have root-level access and you will get full control over your hosting server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using 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, which, among other things, comes with OS upgrades.