Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started out small and is currently one of the most preferred OSes these days. Learn more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases out there and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, or any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to set up the optimal software environment for all your web apps whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find lots of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
When the apps that you want to run require Ubuntu as well as a lot of resources, you can opt for one of our Linux dedicated hosting and add this Operating System to your order with a click. You can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the Operating System, based on which edition your applications need in order to function properly and to get the most of the 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 contain a website hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content from a Secure Shell console, however if you want, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your Internet sites. In case you don't want to lose time taking care of your hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that features countless tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The upgrade includes routine updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.