Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to modify its core, as well as any of the countless packages it features, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the ideal software environment for your web applications whatever their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you will always find plenty of materials on the Internet about any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You're able to obtain Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans, as we provide 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this Operating System. Thus, you will be able to choose the more appropriate of them, depending on the type of apps which you need to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You will have root-level access to the server, which gives you full control over the software setting. We'll install only the Apache web server software, so you will be able to add everything else you need, even when it's not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You'll be able to control everything through a console, but if you would like, you can also install a hosting Control Panel, provided that it supports Ubuntu. In case you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we'll maintain your OS up-to-date every week and will ensure that you have the latest software packages for a stable and secure server environment.