Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which began small and is now one of the most common Operating Systems out there. Read more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting very popular too. The reason is the fact that the operating system is extremely light and it can function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and stable software environment on your hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any problem or have any question, you'll discover lots of resources online. Among the major advantages of this Operating System is that it contains numerous software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications which you need to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
When the apps that you need to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of system resources, you can choose one of our Linux dedicated web hosting and add this OS to your order with a single click. You can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the Operating System, based on which edition your apps need in order to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you'll be able to install anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't come with a web hosting Control Panel, so you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, but if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your web sites. In case you do not want to lose time taking care of your hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that includes numerous tasks performed by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.