Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started small and is now among the most preferred OSes nowadays. Learn more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a popular desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a risk-free and stable software environment on your server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you'll discover a number of resources on the Internet. One of the key advantages of this OS is that it contains a great number of software packages which can be easily modified in accordance with your needs and the needs of the applications which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to obtain Ubuntu with our dedicated server plans, considering that we offer 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this Operating System. In this way, you'll be able to select the more appropriate of them, based 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 will give you full control of the software environment. We'll set up only the Apache web server software, therefore you will be able to add whatever else you'll need, even when it is not related directly to web sites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You can control everything through a console, yet if you want, you may also install a website hosting Control Panel, provided that it supports Ubuntu. When you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we'll maintain your OS up-to-date every week and will ensure that you have the most up-to-date software packages for a reliable and secure server environment.