Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting very popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your web hosting server all of the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you'll discover a number of resources on the web. Among the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it comes with tens of thousands of software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs as well as the requirements of the applications that you want to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You are able to obtain Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans, since we provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. Thus, you'll be able to select the more appropriate of these two, depending on the type of applications which you need to install and run and on the system requirements they have about the Operating System. You will have root-level access to the server, which will give you full control of the software setting. We will install only the Apache web server software, which means that you're able to add whatever else you'll need, even when it's not related directly to sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You're able to manage everything from a console, but if you want, you can also install a hosting Control Panel, provided that it is compatible with Ubuntu. If you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we'll keep your OS up-to-date weekly and will make sure that you have the latest software packages for a well-balanced and protected server environment.