Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been gaining in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, and / or all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This enables you to install the right software environment for your web apps whatever their requirements. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you can always find find plenty of materials online about any question or problem which you may have.