Ubuntu is a very popular OS, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you can get official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you can customize its core, and any of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the best software environment for all of your web apps whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you will always find plenty of materials on the Internet about any question or problem which you might have.