Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you can receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike a number of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you are able to modify its core, as well as any of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will allow you to set up the optimal software environment for all your web applications irrespective of their requirements. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find numerous materials on the Internet about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you'll find on our registration page if you want to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, so as to satisfy the system requirements of the applications which you'd like to install on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be customized software of your choice. You're able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you'll receive root-level access and you'll have full control of the hosting server. You are free to set up a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS upgrades.