UK domain name registrar and web hosting provider 123-reg, a subsidiary of Pipex, announced on Thursday that it is offering the Ubuntu distribution system on its Linux dedicated servers.
123-reg says it is the UK's first major web host to make the operating system available for free, providing customers with an easy way of setting up and maintaining their own server. Customers will be able to access Ubuntu for five years on servers with no requirement to purchase subscriptions per deployment and no restrictions on usage, says the company.
Ubuntu, a complete Linux-based operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, was selected due to its reputation for stability, usability and ease of installation, says 123-reg.
"We're pleased to be one of the first web hosts to offer Ubuntu as its Linux operating system of choice," says Mark Beyer, sales and marketing director of Pipex. "We spoke to our customers about which operating system they wanted on our dedicated servers and Ubuntu was a name that kept coming up. It's robust and easy to use, which fits closely into our values of providing good value, yet high performance, web hosting."
Source: The WHIR News