123-reg offers Ubuntu on dedicated servers

June 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
First major web host to offer Ubuntu free to Linux users.

Pipex’s domain name registration and hosting company, 123-reg is making it even easier for customers to set up and run a Linux server by offering the Ubuntu distribution system as standard on its Linux dedicated servers. 123-reg 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.

Ubuntu is one of the world’s fastest growing operating systems, with an estimated 8 million users worldwide on desktops and servers. 123-reg customers will be able to access Ubuntu freely, with security updates for five years on servers, no requirement to purchase subscriptions per deployment, and no restrictions on usage.

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. This version, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, will be supported until 2011 with regular updates, reassuring 123-reg customers that their websites have a secure future.

“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, Pipex SME Hosting. “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.”

About Canonical and Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.

Download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.

About Pipex SME Hosting

Pipex is a leading provider of innovative, tailor-made hosting solutions, offering cost-effective, feature-rich hosting packages to a diverse customer-base - from web developers, designers and hobbyists to businesses with complex e-commerce operations. As the UK’s largest hosting company, Pipex’s range of robust shared hosting, dedicated servers and virtual private servers, mean that there’s a package to suit every business and home user.

Pipex SME Hosting brands include WebFusion, 123-reg and Donhost.

For further information please visit www.pipex.com