Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and has grown to be among the most preferred Operating Systems out there. Find out more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you can get official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you can modify its core, or all of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to install the perfect software environment for all your web applications regardless of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so you'll always find find a lot of materials online related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the apps that you would like to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of resources, you can opt for our dedicated web hosting plans and add this OS to your order with a single click. You are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of your Operating System, based on which edition your apps need 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 would like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not come with a web hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, yet if you want, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to manage your websites. If you do not want to lose time supervising the server, you can reap the benefits of our Managed Services package, which includes countless tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The upgrade comes with regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.