Ubuntu is a very popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It is also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike numerous other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you will be able to customize its core, and / or all of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the right software environment for all your web apps regardless of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find lots of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you will find on our order page when you want to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, so as to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you need to set up on the server. You may also choose the software which will operate on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software of your choice. You can install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, because you'll have root-level access and you'll have full control of your server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel as well and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains Operating System upgrades.