Ubuntu is a well-liked desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting very popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is very light and it will run on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any problem or have any question, you'll discover lots of resources on the net. One of the key benefits of this OS is the fact that it features thousands of software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs as well as the requirements of the apps that you would like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options that you can find on our order page if you want to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, so as to match the system requirements of the applications that you need to install on the server. You can also select the software that will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software that you choose. You can set up the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, since you will get root-level access and you'll have full control of your server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, features OS updates.