Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is that the operating system is amazingly light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on the planet, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any kind of question, you will find a number of resources on the Internet. One of the key benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it contains thousands of software packages which can be freely adjusted in accordance with your needs as well as the needs of the applications which you wish to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.