Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting really popular too. The reason is that the operating system is amazingly light and it'll function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your server all of the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you'll discover lots of resources on the web. Among the main benefits of this OS is the fact that it features a great number of software packages that can be easily adjusted in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you can find on our order page if you choose to acquire one of our Linux dedicated hosting. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, to match the system requirements of the applications that you intend to install on the server. You may also select the software which will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be tailor-made software that you choose. You will be able to set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, since you will get root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You can install a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains Operating System updates.