Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started out small and is currently among the most common Operating Systems these days. Read more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is very light and it can run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will find a number of resources online. One of the basic benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it includes a large number of software packages which can be freely customized according to your needs and the requirements of the apps that you'd like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the applications that you wish to run require Ubuntu and a lot of system resources, you should choose one of our dedicated web hosting plans and add this OS to your order with a click. You will be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the Operating System, based on which release your apps need to work properly and to get the most of the server hardware. As you'll have full root access, you'll 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 does not feature a website hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, but if you would like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your websites. When you don't want to lose time taking care of your server, you can employ our Managed Services package, that features countless tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The package includes routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.