Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on desktops, 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's also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you're able to customize its core, as well as all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the ideal software environment for all your web apps regardless of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find numerous materials on the web about any question or problem which you may have.