Ubuntu is a well-liked desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting very popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it will function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you should have a safe and dependable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will find lots of resources on the net. One of the key advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it contains thousands of software packages which can be easily customized according to your needs and / or the requirements of the apps that you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you can find on our registration page if you want to get one of our Linux dedicated service. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps that you would like to install on the server. You may also select the software that will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom-made software of your choice. You can install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, because you'll receive root-level access and you'll get full control of the server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains OS upgrades.