Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting really popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is really light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and stable software environment on your website hosting server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the Internet. Among the main benefits of this OS is the fact that it has numerous software packages that can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that 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 Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to acquire Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans, since we provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this Operating System. In this way, you're able to pick the more appropriate of these two, depending on the type of applications which you want 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 give you full control over the software setting. We'll set up only the Apache web server software, therefore you are able to add anything else you need, even when it's not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You are able to manage everything using a console, but if you would like, you can also set up a website hosting Control Panel, when it's compatible with Ubuntu. In case you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your Operating System up-to-date weekly and will make sure that you have the newest software packages for a stable and risk-free server environment.