Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that started out small and is already among the most well-known Operating Systems out there. Learn more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases you can get and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike many other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you are able to modify its core, and / or any of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This allows you to set up the perfect software environment for all your web applications regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you'll always find find numerous materials on the world wide web related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options that you can find on our registration page in case you want to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the applications that you would like to install on the server. You may also choose the software which will run on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software that you choose. You'll be able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will have root-level access and you will get full control over the hosting server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS updates.