Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting quite popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is really light and it will function on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you will find lots of resources on the Internet. Among the major advantages of this Operating System is that it comes with numerous software packages that can be easily modified in accordance with your needs and the needs of the apps that you need 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, therefore it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
We provide Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server packages and if you need this Operating System, you are able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit version with only a click on the registration page. We supply two versions, in order to make sure that the hosting server will meet the requirements of the software that you wish to install. The full root access to your server allows you to install any other software, due to the fact that the only pre-installed application will be the Apache web server. You will be able to access the server safely from a console, however in case you like better to use a world wide web interface, you can install any Control Panel that can function on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you want to focus your efforts on the content and not on server maintenance tasks, you'll be able to add the Managed Services upgrade and we'll handle a number of tasks for you, among them once a week Operating System upgrades.