Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Although it's used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it's compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you can get official security and performance updates. Unlike numerous other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to modify its core, and all of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the best software environment for your web applications whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you will always find numerous materials on the web about any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS web hosting service and you can get a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so that you are able to choose the one which you need when the software that you would like to run on your website hosting server has particular system requirements in this regard. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up with no Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to set up anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you will have a web interface and all required web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. 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 can 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 during the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you will find on our order page when you choose to get one of our dedicated service. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to match the system requirements of the apps which you intend to install on the server. You may also select the software that will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be customized software of your choice. You'll be able to set up the latter without any problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will get root-level access and you will get full control of your server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel too and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, includes OS upgrades.