What is Ubuntu Server? Introduction

ubuntu server explained

What is Ubuntu server ?

Ubuntu server is a Ubuntu operating system which is developed by Canonical and opensource programmers from the world. It is used to serve websites, file shares, and containers on the cloud. The difference between Ubuntu desktop version and Ubuntu server version is GUI. In Ubuntu server we use commands only to operate the system and this is fully command line interface.

When you are using the Ubuntu server, Applications might be less on Ubuntu server.

Application available for Ubuntu server is less than Desktop version which is made for server specially and which is good for server.

Ubuntu server is a platform that anyone can use for the following.

  • Websites
  • FTP
  • Email server
  • File and print Server
  • Development platform
  • Container deployment
  • cloud services
  • Database server
  • …and much more.

Ubuntu server has these requirements

RAM:512MB

CPU:1GHz

Storage:1.75GB for all features

The main benefit of Ubuntu Server is cost. It is free of cost and anybody can download the copy of latest version of Ubuntu server and deploy it on any machine.

Latest version of Ubuntu Server

The latest version of Ubuntu Server is Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS. Which came in April 2018.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has comes with long term support(LTS) of Ubuntu Server until April 2023 (64 Bit only). You can download the latest version of Ubuntu server from here ( https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server ).

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Edition supports four major architectures:

  • AMD64
  • ARM
  • POWER8
  • LinuxONE and z Systems

Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS has a new Installer called live server which provides more user friendly and faster installation experience. But you can also use USB booting method as per your choice.

I told in this article the intro of Ubuntu server in upcoming series of Ubuntu server I will explain everything about Ubuntu server.

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