Announcing Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

April 17, 2014

We're excited to announce that ServerPilot supports Ubuntu 14.04 from the first day of its release!

Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr") is the next in the line of LTS releases following 12.04. Even though 14.04 was only released today, we've been working on support for 14.04 while it was still in beta so that we'd be ready for its release.

Many providers also released support for 14.04 today. You can already spin up Ubuntu 14.04 servers at DigitalOcean, Rackspace, and Amazon EC2.

Ubuntu 14.04 includes an updated compiler, GCC 4.8.2, which can give speed improvements for compiled services like Nginx, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Your SSD servers may also run faster on Ubuntu 14.04 due to its support for SSD TRIM.

Ubuntu will be supporting 14.04 for five years (through 2019). If you're spinning up a new server that you intend to have for a long time, using Ubuntu 14.04 is a great way to know that you won't have to worry about migrating to a new server for many years to come.

For ServerPilot users, all of your applications will work seamlessly on Ubuntu 14.04. Here at ServerPilot, we package the latest versions of Nginx and Apache so that your apps work the same across all of your servers. We also package and provide the same selection of PHP versions on both Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 so that you aren't stuck with the version of PHP the distribution shipped.

Learn more about ServerPilot's support for Ubuntu LTS.