Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started small and is now among the most common OSes in existence. Learn more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a really popular OS, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions available and it is compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to modify its core, and all of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This allows you to set up the optimal software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find numerous materials on the web about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the apps that you need to run require Ubuntu and a lot of system resources, you should choose one of our dedicated web hosting plans and add this Operating System to your order with a click. You are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your OS, depending on which edition your applications need to work properly and to get the most of the server hardware. As you will have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can set up anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't feature a web hosting Control Panel, so you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, however if you would like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your websites. When you do not want to lose time maintaining the web hosting server, you can take full advantage of the Managed Services package, that features plenty of tasks done by our admins on your behalf. The upgrade features routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.