Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is that the OS is very light and it will function on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and stable software environment on your hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, which means that if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you'll discover a number of resources on the web. One of the main advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it contains thousands of software packages that can be easily customized according to your needs and / or the needs of the applications which you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We supply Ubuntu with our VPS servers and based on what requirements your web apps have, you'll be able to get the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with just a few clicks throughout the order process. If you order your server devoid of web hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software that will be set up on top of Ubuntu will be the Apache web server software, which means that you can use a console to gain access to the hosting server and to create a software environment that you choose. When you order your server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll have a world wide web interface with which you can control almost everything as easily as you control a standard shared account and all of the vital MySQL, FTP and e-mail server software will be pre-installed, however the root access to your server will be restricted. If you do not have much experience, or if you do not want to waste time on VPS supervision procedures, you're able to take full advantage of the Managed Services upgrade, that includes every week Ubuntu Operating System updates.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the apps that you wish to run require Ubuntu and lots of resources, you should select one of our dedicated web hosting plans and add this Operating System to your order with just a single click. You're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of your Operating System, depending on which edition your apps need in order to function properly and to get the most of the server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you can set up anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not include a web hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content from a Secure Shell console, but if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your websites. In case you don't want to lose time managing the server, you can use our Managed Services package, which includes countless tasks done by our system administrators on your behalf. The package features regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.