Ubuntu is a really popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity lately as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It is also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike numerous other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to modify its core, and all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This enables you to install the right software environment for your web applications whatever their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you will always find lots of materials on the web related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS servers and you can acquire a VPS running it in less than one hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so you'll be able to choose the one which you need when the software that you wish to run on your web hosting server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you will be able to set up anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all required web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you'll find on our registration page in case you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to satisfy the system requirements of the applications which you want to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will operate on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be custom-made software of your choice. You will be able to set up the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you'll get full control over the server. You can install a website hosting Control Panel too and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with Operating System updates.