Ubuntu is a popular desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting very popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is really light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you should have a risk-free and stable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the web. One of the basic advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it contains a large number of software packages that can be freely modified according to your needs as well as the needs of the applications that you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You are able to acquire Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans, as we supply 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this Operating System. In this way, you're able to choose the more appropriate of them, depending on the type of applications which you would like to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the OS. You'll have root-level access to the server, which will provide you with full control of the software environment. We will set up just the Apache web server software, so you're able to add anything else you need, even if it is not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You will be able to control everything using a console, however if you would like, you can also set up a web hosting Control Panel, on condition that it is compatible with Ubuntu. In case you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your OS up-to-date every week and will make sure that you have the most recent software packages for a well-balanced and risk-free server environment.