Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it can run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you will have a secure and stable software environment on your hosting server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you will find plenty of resources on the web. Among the key benefits of this OS is that it includes a large number of software packages that can be freely changed according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that you need to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You are able to acquire Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans, considering that we offer 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this Operating System. Thus, you will be able to pick the more appropriate of the two, based on the type of apps which you need to set up and run and on the system requirements they have about the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which provides you with full control of the software environment. We will set up only the Apache web server software, which means that you'll be able to add whatever else you will need, even when it is not related directly to web sites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You'll be able to control everything using a console, but if you want, you can also install a website hosting Control Panel, when it supports Ubuntu. If you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we will maintain your OS up-to-date every week and will ensure that you have the most recent software packages for a reliable and safe server environment.