Ubuntu is a well known desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is amazingly light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and stable software environment on your hosting server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities globally, which means that if you experience any issue or have any question, you'll discover numerous resources on the net. One of the major benefits of this Operating System is that it comes with numerous software packages that can be easily adjusted in accordance with your needs and / or the needs of the applications which you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, which means that it can't be changed.