Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it supports almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike various other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you're able to modify its core, and all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the ideal software environment for all your web applications irrespective of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you will always find plenty of materials on the web about any question or problem that you may have.