Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is that the OS is very light and it'll run on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, so if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the net. Among the key benefits of this OS is the fact that it comes with numerous software packages which can be freely modified according to 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 license fees any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
We offer Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans and if you need this OS, you're able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit version with just a click on the registration page. We supply two releases, to guarantee that the server matches the requirements of the software that you wish to install. The full root access to the server allows you to install any other software, due to the fact that the only pre-installed app will be the Apache web server. You'll be able to access the server safely from a console, yet if you like better to use an online interface, you're free to set up any Control Panel which can run on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you want to concentrate your efforts on the content and not on server management tasks, you can add the Managed Services upgrade and we'll take care of a number of tasks for you, which includes once a week Operating System upgrades.