Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which began small and is already among the most preferred Operating Systems available. Find out more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting quite popular too. The main reason is that the operating system is amazingly light and it will function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and stable software environment on your web hosting server all of the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will find lots of resources on the Internet. Among the major benefits of this OS is the fact that it includes a great number of software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you wish to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You can get Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server packages, since we provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. In this way, you'll be able to choose the more appropriate of them, based on the type of applications that you wish to set up 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 over the software environment. We'll set up just the Apache web server software, which means that you will be able to add everything else you may need, even if it is not related directly to Internet sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You can manage everything using a console, but if you would like, you may also install a web hosting Control Panel, as long as it's compatible with Ubuntu. If you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your OS up-to-date on a weekly basis and will make sure that you have the most up-to-date software packages for a stable and risk-free server environment.