Ubuntu is a well known desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it will function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a secure and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the web. One of the key advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it has thousands of software packages which can be easily modified in accordance with your needs as well as the needs of the applications which you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you can find on our registration page in case you want to acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to meet the system requirements of the applications that you need to install on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software of your choice. You can install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, as you'll get root-level access and you'll have full control over the server. You are free to install a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, features OS updates.