Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is that the OS is really light and it'll function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you'll find plenty of resources on the web. One of the basic benefits of this Operating System is that it has numerous software packages that can be freely modified according to your needs and the needs of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
We offer Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server packages and if you need this OS, you're able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit version with just a click on the order page. We provide two releases, so as to make sure that the server will match the requirements of the software that you'd like to install. The full root access to your server allows you to set up various other software, since the only pre-installed app will be the Apache web server. You're able to access the server securely from a console, however if you like better to use an online interface, you can install any Control Panel which can function on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you would like to focus your efforts on the content and not on server management tasks, you are able to add our Managed Services upgrade and we'll take care of a number of tasks for you, among them weekly Operating System upgrades.