Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on PCs, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it supports almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you're able to customize its core, as well as any of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This enables you to set up the proper software environment for all of your web applications irrespective of their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so you'll always find find plenty of materials online related to any question or problem which you may have.