Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and is currently among the most common OSes out there. Find out more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting pretty popular too. The reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it will run on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will find a number of resources on the net. Among the key advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it comes with thousands of software packages which can be easily changed according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications which you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options that you can find on our registration page when you want to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, to match the system requirements of the apps that you wish to set up on the server. You can also choose the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you will get full control of your hosting server. You can install a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with OS updates.