Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel. While it's used mainly on PCs, its server version has been rising in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike many other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you'll be able to customize its core, or any of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This allows you to set up the ideal software environment for all of your web apps irrespective of their requirements. Because 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 world wide web related to any question or problem which you might have.