Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular as well. The reason is that the OS is extremely light and it'll function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a secure and stable software environment on your hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you'll find a number of resources on the net. One of the key advantages of this OS is that it comes with thousands of software packages which can be easily adjusted in accordance with your needs as well as the needs of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We provide Ubuntu with our VPS plans
and based on what system requirements your web apps have, you are able to get the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the Operating System with just a couple of clicks during the registration process. If you order your server with no hosting Control Panel, the sole software which will be set up along with Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, therefore you will be able to use a console in order to access the server and to set up a software environment of your liking. When you obtain your server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will have an online interface with which you're able to manage almost everything as easily as you control an ordinary shared account and all vital MySQL, FTP and e-mail server software will be pre-installed, yet the root access to your server is restricted. If you do not have a lot experience, or if you don't like to waste time on VPS supervision procedures, you're able to take full advantage of the Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly Ubuntu Operating System updates.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you can find on our order page if you decide to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans
. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to satisfy the system requirements of the apps that you wish to install on the server. You can also choose the software which will run on your machine, because we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom software of your choice. You will be able to set up the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you will get full control over your server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes Operating System updates.