Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases you can get and it's compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can modify its core, and all of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the right software environment for all your web apps whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you can always find find plenty of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you may have.