Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting really popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it will function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a risk-free and stable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities globally, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will find numerous resources on the web. One of the basic benefits of this OS is that it has tens of thousands of software packages that can be freely customized in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you'd like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you'll find on our registration page if you decide to acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, so as to meet the system requirements of the applications which you need to set up on the server. You can also choose the software that will operate on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be customized software that you choose. You can install the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you'll get full control of the server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, features Operating System upgrades.