Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular too. The main reason is that the operating system is very light and it'll function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and stable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any problem or have any question, you will discover a number of resources on the web. Among the key advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it includes thousands of software packages which can be easily customized according to your needs and the needs of the apps that you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You're able to get Ubuntu with our dedicated server plans, because we supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this OS. Thus, you'll be able to pick the more appropriate of these two, based on the type of apps that you need to set up and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which gives you full control over the software environment. We'll install just the Apache web server software, which means that you are able to add whatever else you will need, even when it's not related directly to sites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You will be able to manage everything using a console, but if you would like, you can also install a web hosting Control Panel, as long as it's compatible with Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your Operating System up-to-date weekly and will ensure that you have the most recent software packages for a well-balanced and risk-free server environment.