Ubuntu is a well known desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the OS 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) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the net. Among the major advantages of this OS is that it has thousands of software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and the requirements of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the applications that you need to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of system resources, you can select one of our dedicated servers and add this OS to your order with a single click. You can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of your Operating System, based on which release your apps need to function properly and to get the most of the server hardware. Since you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to set up anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't feature a hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to manage your sites. If you do not want to lose time taking care of your web hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that features many tasks done by our system administrators on your behalf. The package features regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.