Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Though it's used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases you can get and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you'll be able to modify its core, as well as all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the best software environment for your web apps whatever their specifications. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you can always find find lots of materials on the Internet regarding any question or problem which you might have.