Ubuntu Dedicated Servers

IOFlood offers extremely reliable Ubuntu dedicated servers. Ubuntu is one of the most popular operating systems chosen by our customers, available on all of our dedicated hosting packages starting at $69.00 / mo. Options include Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

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More information about Ubuntu

Whether you love Ubuntu yourself, or if you're using it because it's been recommended to you by someone else, there is no question that Ubuntu is a very popular linux operating system for both desktop and server use.

Ubuntu is based upon the Debian linux operating system, but is updated more frequently and therefore has wider support for various hardware and software.

As one of the most frequently updated linux distributions, Ubuntu enjoys comprehensive hardware and software support, timely security updates, and wide industry acceptable. Like any operating system, Ubuntu has certain strengths and weaknesses, making it more or less appropriate for different users needs.

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Some advantages of Ubuntu

  • Because of its history as a desktop operating system, Ubuntu has wide support for graphics, sound, and desktop focused applications by default. This can make installing a GUI environment much easier with Ubuntu (although doing so is not required)

  • Because it is frequently updated, Ubuntu has a wide selection of updated software packages that can be installed with their "apt-get" package manager. This compares favorably to the less updated and narrower selections available from Ubuntu's "cousin" OS Debian or from the "yum" package manager under CentOS.

  • Because Ubuntu is extremely popular (arguably the most popular consumer linux OS, and one of the more popular linux server OS's), getting support for it is relatively easy.

  • If you're familiar with Debian, you'll be right at home with Ubuntu. Being based on Debian, they are very similar, although Ubuntu has a number of enhancements that has made it much more popular.

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Some Disadvantages of Ubuntu

  • Because Ubuntu is updated so frequently, it can be difficult to make sure that what is supported today will be supported tomorrow. This can be mitigated by using one of their "long term stability" (LTS) releases, as these have a longer support lifetime. Even so, OS's such as CentOS have a longer support lifetime, and can be a better option if this is important to you.

  • Because Ubuntu is primarily focused as an "end user" operating system and not a server operating system, there may be extra features you don't need or would be better off without on your server. That said, you can normally disable most of these features if you don't need them.

  • Although Ubuntu strikes a good balance between stability and supporting the latest and greatest, it does err closer to the side of what's new, rather than what's stable, compared to OS's like CentOS. Although Ubuntu is indeed very stable, this may still be an important factor working against it for some users.

  • Ubuntu is not compatible with cPanel. If you want to use cPanel, the only OS that will work is CentOS.

  • If you're used to the way you do things in CentOS or Fedora (one of the most popular Linux OS's), you may have difficulty adjusting to the way things are done differently in Ubuntu. After a while you can get used to it, but there are enough differences to make a new user have a hard time getting up and running.

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