Seeing as I’ve already plead my case on how important Ubuntu is for dedicated servers I’ll cover VNC next, because accessing your servers remotely is one of the wondrous things 2014 has to offer us. If anything has been considered incredibly innovative in the past decade or so I would have to say the remote access of servers is somewhere on that list. It isn’t going to excite the most average of people, but those who know the important behind servers will see where I’m coming from. I don’t want to go on a rant, but a dedicated server sits behind absolutely everything you know and love (technology related that is, I’m sure they aren’t going to top your kids on your love list). Google has a rather large dedicated server in place behind all of the things they have to offer society, and honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if they were using Ubuntu with them. Ubuntu wouldn’t be a surprise, but the use of VNC with a cheap dedicated server (whether it be based off of the Ubuntu operating system or not) is going to be key. Dedicated servers are essentially made up of numerous desktop computers, but these desktop computers are built specifically for this purpose. Having the ability to access these computers through the use of a remote device would not only save you time, but it would be so efficient that it’s almost unspeakable not to incorporate VNC. Every single dedicated server that’s worth its weight in gold is going to have VNC implemented within it, it’s just as simple as that.
So Why Ubuntu?
Ubuntu has always been a go-to operating system of mine when it comes to dedicated servers, even if you don’t like using the operating system when it comes to your traditional means of using a computer (like checking Facebook and junk) it doesn’t take away from the fact that’s it’s a powerful piece of software. Powerful and efficient would be two words that describe Ubuntu, and efficiency should be a trait that you’re working with throughout your entire server. Using Ubuntu with a VNC would essentially mean that you’re using the “perfect set-up”, but that opinion is going to vary from person to person; just make sure that you don’t let anybody you otherwise (just kidding).
You wouldn’t let your company lag behind when it came to technology would you? The answer is pretty obvious, and that’s why using the most stable and efficient operating system you can with your dedicated server is going to make that much of a difference. There’s plenty of general information regarding Ubuntu on the internet that might spark your interest, and you might even find a new favourite operating system to make use of for things outside of hosting websites! To each his own, so I’m not going to go out on a limb and say that absolutely everybody and their mother should be using Ubuntu with their dedicated servers; but I will, however, go as far as recommending it.
Dedicated servers need to be treated with respect and care, because they power most of the operations that draw in clientele for companies (that being the online presence that they uphold). Web hosting companies also have a use for these traits, and the major thing that comes along with the rest of the baggage is which type of operating system you’re going to go with. Web hosting should always be a top priority if you’re looking to build and online presence, and that means for any type of brand (no matter what industry it happens to fall under). Everybody can use a great website to present to their customers alongside the rest of their company, and that’s where dedicated servers that make use of Ubuntu come in to save the day. A website is only going to be as great as the web hosting service behind it allows it to be, and that’s mainly because the server that the website is running on has to deal with many other customers connections on top of yours. Larger companies and successful business use dedicated servers to run their online operations through, and that goes for more than just promotion.
So how do you find a web service that’s going to give you a fantastic connection? If you don’t want to go with a web service you could always think about putting together your very own dedicated server, but then what operating system would you use for all of the computers?
Ubuntu Is the Answer to All of Your Prayers
The headline might seem a little misleading, but that’s a personal opinion and nothing more. When I found Ubuntu I knew I was going to use the operating system for my dedicated server, it just seemed so stable and flexible that passing it up seemed absolutely asinine to me. The operating system has been known as one of the most efficient of its kind, and when you’re working with dedicated servers efficiency is the best thing you can build up for yourself. If you server isn’t reliable you’re going to see a lot of downtime, and a lot of downtime usually means missing out on a whole lot of traffic (and that’s means missing out on money, you do the math!). Pairing Ubuntu with the right kind of computer set-up is going to set you up for success, and that’s almost like finding buried treasure before it’s actually buried.
I praise Ubuntu so much for dedicated servers because there’s always going to be problems with your projects, the servers are always going to find a way to screw you (they always manage to do it with me) so it’s just a matter of limiting your problems. Ubuntu is as stable as it gets, and to be honest I’ve never had a problem with it, and yes I am keeping my fingers crossed. Even if you don’t take my word for it I’m sure there will be others out there endorsing the use of Ubuntu with dedicated servers, so it’s not like I’m a crazy person (besides, I don’t think I would ever stick my neck out in that case).