Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and is currently one of the most preferred Operating Systems out there. Read more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is really light and it'll function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least 5 years, which warrants that you will have a risk-free and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you'll find lots of resources on the web. One of the major advantages of this OS is that it comes with thousands of software packages that can be freely customized according to your needs and the requirements of the apps which you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you'll find on our order page when you decide to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you need to install on the server. You can also select the software which will operate on your machine, due to the fact that we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your liking. You will be able to set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, since you will receive root-level access and you will get full control of your server. You are free to set up a website hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes OS updates.