Why Ubuntu?

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Linux is the go-to server op­er­at­ing sys­tem of choice for a ma­jor­ity of the mar­ket and Ubuntu is one of the most pop­u­lar va­ri­eties. Ubuntu is free and se­cure and has a gi­ant com­mu­nity work­ing on the soft­ware and pro­vid­ing sup­port. These facts make Ubuntu an ex­cel­lent OS so­lu­tion for your web-server needs.

Open-source soft­ware is cheaper and bet­ter. If you’re spin­ning up an in­stance on Ama­zon Web Ser­vices, you will no­tice the sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences in server prices. It’s not the hard­ware that raises your costs; it’s the li­cens­ing fees. Ubuntu is free of these ex­ces­sive charges and will put money back in your bud­get.

Ubuntu ben­e­fits from the ‘many eyes’ ap­proach to se­cu­rity that comes with open-source soft­ware. The code base is open and free for any­one to look at and, as a re­sult, many more pro­fes­sion­als are re­view­ing it for bugs and se­cu­rity holes. Ubuntu re­leases patches and up­dates on a rig­or­ous sched­ule, mak­ing it very se­cure.

When you’re scop­ing out a so­lu­tion, the com­mu­nity is a vi­tal in­di­ca­tor of how good the soft­ware is; the larger and more ac­tive, the bet­ter. Ubuntu has a global net­work of con­trib­u­tors that main­tains the soft­ware and pro­vides sup­port to the com­mu­nity.

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