Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. While it's used primarily on desktops, its server version has been becoming more popular lately as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases you can get and it supports almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you're able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike various other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, as well as any of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to install the right software environment for your web applications irrespective of their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you can always find find a lot of materials on the Internet regarding any question or problem which you might have.