Ubuntu is a free distribution of the Linux operating system based on Debian Linux. It is most noted for its desktop environment. Most developers that run Ubuntu on their own personal computers will opt for an Ubuntu server to develop their applications on so that their testing environment will be identical to their production sites. The Ubuntu project is committed to the principles of free software development and users are encouraged to improve and make changes to the operating system.
Ubuntu uses the stable distribution of Debian as its base code. It uses the apt-get package manager that many developers will be familiar with and can be installed as a web server in minutes. The installation package in Ubuntu, called LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is all that is needed to launch a basic web server. Once the web server is running, developers can easily create web content. Ubuntu servers are commonly used for Facebook Application hosting, mail and backup servers as well as Ruby on Rails development platforms.
Ubuntu hosting makes this simple. It is a very well put together operating system that includes thousands of programs that can be integrated to your web application in seconds. A SingleHop sales consultant will be able to assist in selecting the necessary hardware for your Linux Ubuntu Server.