Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a risk-free and stable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, so if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you'll discover plenty of resources on the Internet. Among the major benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it features a large number of software packages which can be easily adjusted according to your needs and / or the needs of the applications which you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll be able to obtain Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server packages, as we offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this Operating System. This way, you can pick the more appropriate of them, based on the type of apps which you need to set up and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You will have root-level access to the server, which provides you with full control over the software environment. We will set up only the Apache web server software, therefore you will be able to add everything else you'll need, even when it's not related directly to web sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You will be able to control everything from a console, yet if you would like, you may also set up a hosting Control Panel, on condition that it's compatible with Ubuntu. If you order our 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 secure server environment.