Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting quite popular as well. The main reason is that the OS is very light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all of 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. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, so if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you will find plenty of resources on the Internet. One of the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it comes with thousands of software packages which can be easily modified in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees any time. 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 applications that you wish to run require Ubuntu and a lot of resources, you can opt for our dedicated web hosting plans and add this OS to your order with a click. You can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of the OS, according to which edition your applications need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you will have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on the machine and you can install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not come with a web hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your sites. When you do not want to lose time taking care of the hosting server, you can employ the Managed Services package, that features many tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The package includes routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.