Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is really light and it'll function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, so if you experience any problem or have any question, you'll find lots of resources on the Internet. One of the major advantages of this OS is the fact that it features tens of thousands of software packages that can be freely customized according to your needs and the requirements of the applications which you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We offer Ubuntu with our VPS web hosting plans and depending on what system requirements your web apps have, you are able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS with just a few clicks throughout the order process. When you obtain your server with no website hosting Control Panel, the only software which will be installed in addition to Ubuntu will be the Apache web server software, therefore you are able to use a console to access the hosting server and to build a software environment of your liking. When you order your server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will have an online interface with which you're able to manage almost everything as easily as you manage an ordinary shared account and all of the required MySQL, FTP and email server software will be pre-installed, yet the root access to your server is restricted. In case you don't have a lot experience, or if you don't wish to waste time on VPS administration procedures, you can reap the benefits of the Managed Services upgrade, that includes every week Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the applications that you need to run require Ubuntu as well as a lot of system resources, you can choose one of our dedicated web hosting plans and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of your Operating System, depending on which release your applications need to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Since you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not feature a hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, yet if you would like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your Internet sites. If you do not want to lose time taking care of your web hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that includes a lot of tasks done by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package features routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.