Ubuntu is a popular desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting very popular too. The main reason is that the OS is very light and it will function on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and stable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any problem or have any question, you'll find numerous resources on the net. Among the main advantages of this OS is that it features a great number of software packages which can be easily customized in accordance with your needs and / or the needs of the applications that you would like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our Linux VPS servers and you can buy 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 select the one that you need if the software that you want to run on the website hosting server has specific system requirements in this regard. You can 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 can install 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 of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of setup is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this throughout the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you will find on our registration page when you decide to acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to satisfy the system requirements of the applications which you intend to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, because we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom-made software of your liking. You're able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control of the server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with OS updates.