Ubuntu is a popular desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which warrants that you will have a risk-free and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you'll find plenty of resources online. One of the main benefits of this OS is that it contains a great number of software packages that can be freely changed in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
If the applications that you wish to run require Ubuntu and a lot of system resources, you can choose our Linux dedicated web hosting and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your Operating System, based on which release your apps need in order to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Since you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can install anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't feature a web hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, however if you want, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your Internet sites. In case you do not want to lose time managing the server, you can reap the benefits of the Managed Services package, which includes plenty of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The upgrade includes routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.