Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting quite popular too. The main reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it can function on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Also, 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 a number of resources on the Internet. Among the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it comes with a large number of software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and the needs of the apps which you'd like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
When the applications that you want to run require Ubuntu and plenty of resources, you should select one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and add this OS to your order with a click. You are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your Operating System, depending on which edition your applications need in order to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't come with a hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, but if you want, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your web sites. If you don't want to lose time taking care of the hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that features lots of tasks done by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package comes with regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.