Ubuntu is a preferred desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular as well. The reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it'll run on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, which means that if you experience any problem or have any question, you will find plenty of resources online. Among the key benefits of this Operating System is that it features a great number of software packages which can be freely adjusted according to your needs and the needs of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to get Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans, because we offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. This way, you can pick the more appropriate of the two, depending on the type of applications that you'd like to set up and run and on the system requirements they have about the OS. You'll have root-level access to the server, which will provide you with full control of the software environment. We'll install just the Apache web server software, which means that you can add whatever else you'll need, even if it's not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You can manage everything through a console, however if you want, you may also set up a hosting Control Panel, on condition that it's compatible with Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we'll keep your OS up-to-date every week and will make sure that you have the latest software packages for a stable and safe server environment.