Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Even though it's used mainly on desktops, its server version has been rising in popularity lately as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases you can get and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as any of the numerous packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This will allow you to set up the ideal software environment for all your web apps whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you'll always find find a lot of materials online related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
With any of our VPS web hosting packages
, you will be able to select the Ubuntu OS on the order page. We are aware of the fact that some pieces of software have particular requirements with regard to the OS they are set up on, and you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of Ubuntu. Also, you can choose whether your VPS should feature our Hepsia Control Panel or no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you'll receive everything you need pre-installed - MySQL, e-mail server, FTP, etc. software, and you are able to do everything by using your Internet browser, but the root access is limited; whereas in the second case, you will receive Ubuntu and the Apache server software only, so you are able to set up anything freely thanks to the full root access which you will be given, but the server management tasks are performed using a console. Our system administrators will keep track of your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup on a weekly basis if you add the additional Managed Services bundle which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you will find on our registration page in case you want to acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to match the system requirements of the applications which you wish to install on the server. You may also select the software that will run on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be customized software of your liking. You will be able to install the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, as you'll have root-level access and you will get full control of your server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains Operating System updates.