Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting really popular as well. The main reason is that the operating system is very light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you should have a secure and dependable software environment on your hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you will find plenty of resources on the Internet. One of the basic benefits of this OS is the fact that it contains a great number of software packages that can be freely customized in accordance with your needs and the needs of the apps which you need to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
When the apps that you need to run require Ubuntu as well as a lot of resources, you can choose one of our Linux dedicated hosting and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of your OS, according to which release your applications need in order to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can set up anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't feature a hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your websites. If you do not want to lose time maintaining the hosting server, you can take advantage of the Managed Services package, that includes many tasks performed by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package features regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.