Ubuntu is a well known desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is that the operating system is very light and it can run on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a safe and dependable software environment on your website hosting server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will discover numerous resources on the web. Among the basic advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it includes thousands of software packages that can be easily adjusted according to your needs and / or the needs of the applications that you need to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
With all of our VPS servers, you're able to choose the Ubuntu Operating System on the order page. We're aware of the fact that some programs have specific requirements with regard to the Operating System they can be installed on, so you'll be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. You can also choose if your VPS should feature our Hepsia Control Panel or no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will find everything you need pre-installed - MySQL, email server, FTP, etc. software, and you can make everything through your Internet browser, yet the root access is limited; while in the second case, you'll receive Ubuntu as well as the Apache server software only, so you're able to install anything freely because of the full root access that you'll be given, however the server management tasks will be performed from a console. Our admins will keep track of your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup weekly when you add the optional Managed Services package that we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options which you can find on our registration page in case you want to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to match the system requirements of the applications which you want to install on the server. You may also select the software that will run on your machine, because we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your choice. You can set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you will have full control over the hosting server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes OS updates.