Ubuntu is an extremely popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on desktops, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases out there and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, or all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the perfect software environment for all your web applications whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you can always find find a lot of materials on the world wide web about any question or problem that you may have.