Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on PCs, its server version has been gaining in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you can get official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, or all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the optimal software environment for your web applications whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you will always find numerous materials online related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
We offer Ubuntu with our dedicated server plans and if you need this OS, you'll be able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition with just a click on the order page. We offer two editions, so as to ensure that the server will match the requirements of the software that you wish to install. The full root accessibility to the server will allow you to install any other software, because the only pre-installed application will be the Apache web server. You're able to access the server safely from a console, but if you prefer to use a web interface, you're free to set up any kind of Control Panel that can function on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you'd like to focus your efforts on your content and not on server management tasks, you will be able to add the Managed Services upgrade and we will take care of various tasks for you, which includes weekly OS updates.