Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which began small and is currently among the most well-known OSes available. Read more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel. Though it's used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike a number of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, as well as all of the numerous packages it features, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to install the proper software environment for all of your web apps regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find lots of materials online related to any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to get Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans, considering that we provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. This way, you are able to select the more appropriate of them, based on the type of apps which you'd like to set up and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the OS. You will have root-level access to the server, which provides you with full control of the software environment. We will install only the Apache web server software, which means that you are able to add everything else you may need, even if it's not related directly to sites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You will be able to manage everything through a console, yet if you would like, you may also install a web hosting Control Panel, provided that it supports Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we'll keep your OS up-to-date every week and will make sure that you have the most up-to-date software packages for a well-balanced and protected server environment.