Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is that the OS is really light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities around the world, which means that if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover a number of resources on the Internet. One of the main advantages of this Operating System is that it includes thousands of software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs and / or the needs of the apps that you wish to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at all. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS and you can obtain a VPS running it in less than an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you're able to choose the one which you need when the software that you want to run on the hosting server has specific system requirements regarding this. You can also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed with no Control Panel, in which case you will 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 will have an online interface and all needed web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of setup is more effective 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 throughout the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
We offer Ubuntu with all of our dedicated server plans and if you need this Operating System, you are able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit version with only a click on the registration page. We provide two editions, so as to ensure that the hosting server meets the requirements of the software that you wish to install. The full root accessibility to the server will allow you to set up any other software, due to the fact that the only pre-installed application will be the Apache web server. You're able to access the server securely from a console, however if you like better to use an online interface, you're free to install any kind of Control Panel which can function on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you need to concentrate your efforts on the content and not on server maintenance tasks, you'll be able to add the Managed Services upgrade and we will handle a variety of tasks for you, including regular Operating System upgrades.