Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and is currently one of the most preferred OSes in existence. Read more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting very popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and dependable software environment on your hosting server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you'll discover plenty of resources on the net. Among the major advantages of this Operating System is that it includes a large number of software packages which can be freely customized according to your needs and the requirements of the applications which you want to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you can find on our order page if you choose to acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you intend to install on the server. You can also choose the software that will operate on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software of your choice. You will be able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you will have full control of your hosting server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, features OS updates.