Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Even though it is used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases you can get and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can customize its core, and any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to set up the right software environment for all of your web applications whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so that you will always find a lot of materials online regarding any question or problem which you might have.