Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it's used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular nowadays as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you can receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike numerous other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you will be able to modify its core, and / or any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This enables you to install the ideal software environment for all of your web applications regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you will always find numerous materials on the Internet about any question or problem which you may have.