Ubuntu is a well-liked desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting quite popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a secure and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities in the world, which means that if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you will find a number of resources online. Among the main benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it contains a large 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 comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.