Find out about Ubuntu, how this small Linux distro has taken the world by storm and why it’s now so popular.
Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Although it's used mainly on desktops, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike a number of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as any of the numerous packages it features, in any way you see fit. This enables you to set up the best software environment for your web applications irrespective of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find numerous materials on the web about any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you can find on our registration page when you choose to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you want to install on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You're able to install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, as you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control over your hosting server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel too and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with Operating System upgrades.