Ubuntu is a popular desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is that the OS is extremely light and it'll function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you will have a secure and dependable software environment on your website hosting server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will find lots of resources on the Internet. Among the key advantages of this Operating System is that it has thousands of software packages that can be freely changed according to your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with our VPS servers
and you can acquire a VPS running it in just 1 hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so you'll be able to select the one that you need if the software that you wish to run on your website hosting server has particular system requirements regarding this. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a 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'll have a web interface and all needed web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. 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 will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis when you add our 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 Operating System options which you can find on our order page when you decide to obtain one of our Linux dedicated service
. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the applications which you want to set up on the server. You may also choose the software that will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be tailor-made software that you choose. You will be able to set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with OS updates.