Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Although it is used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it supports almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you're able to modify its core, and / or all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the best software environment for all your web applications whatever their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find a lot of materials online related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We provide Ubuntu with all our Linux VPS servers and depending on what system requirements your web applications have, you're able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with just a couple of mouse clicks throughout the order process. When you obtain your server with no web hosting Control Panel, the sole piece of software that will be set up in addition to Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, thus you will be able to use a console to gain access to the server and to build a software environment of your liking. When you acquire your server with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will have a web interface with which you can control almost everything just as easily as you manage a standard shared account and all necessary MySQL, FTP and email server software are pre-installed, yet the root access to the server will be restricted. If you don't have a lot experience, or in case you do not wish to waste time on VPS administration procedures, you'll be able to reap the benefits of the Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you can find on our order page if you want to acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to match the system requirements of the apps which you wish to set up on the server. You may also choose the software that will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you'll get full control of your hosting server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains Operating System updates.