Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which began small and is already among the most preferred OSes available. Read more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will discover plenty of resources on the net. Among the main benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it has numerous software packages that can be easily adjusted in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the applications which you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll be able to obtain Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans, considering that we supply 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this OS. Thus, you are able to pick the more appropriate of these two, depending on the type of apps which you would like to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which provides you with full control of the software environment. We will install only the Apache web server software, therefore you're able to add whatever else you will need, even when it is not related directly to sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You'll be able to control everything through a console, however if you want, you can also install a website hosting Control Panel, when it's compatible with Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your Operating System up-to-date every week and will make sure that you have the most up-to-date software packages for a well-balanced and risk-free server environment.