Ubuntu is a preferred desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is amazingly light and it will function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you will have a secure and stable software environment on your server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will discover lots of resources online. Among the main benefits of this OS is the fact that it comes with a great number of software packages which can be easily adjusted according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications which you need to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the apps that you wish to run require Ubuntu and lots of resources, you can 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, depending on which release your applications need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't contain a web hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, however if you want, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your web sites. When you do not want to lose time controlling your hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that includes numerous tasks done by our admins on your behalf. The package includes regular updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.