Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it's used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can modify its core, and / or all of the numerous packages it features, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the perfect software environment for all your web applications irrespective of their requirements. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you will always find numerous materials on the Internet related to any question or problem which you may have.