Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Although it is used primarily on desktops, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions available and it supports almost any kind of 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 alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you can modify its core, and / or any of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to set up the proper software environment for your web apps whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find a lot of materials on the Internet related to any question or problem that you might have.