Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is that the operating system is very light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions 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 biggest user communities globally, which means that if you experience any issue or have any question, you'll discover a number of resources on the web. One of the key advantages of this OS is the fact that it includes thousands of software packages which can be freely modified in accordance with your needs as well as the requirements of the applications which you need to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS
Ubuntu is available with our Linux VPS packages and you can get a VPS running it in just an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so you're able to choose the one which you need if the software that you wish to run on the server has particular system requirements in this regard. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all of the required web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etcetera. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of setup is more suitable for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this throughout the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
We provide Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans and if you need this Operating System, you will be able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit version with only a click on the order page. We offer two releases, so as to ensure that the hosting server meets the requirements of the software that you would like to set up. The full root accessibility to the server allows you to install various other software, since the only pre-installed app is the Apache web server. You will be able to access the server securely from a console, however if you prefer to use an online interface, you're free to set up any kind of Control Panel that can run on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you need to concentrate your efforts on your content and not on server maintenance tasks, you will be able to add the Managed Services upgrade and we will take care of numerous tasks for you, including regular Operating System upgrades.