Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. While it's used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official protection 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 any of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This allows you to set up the perfect software environment for your web applications irrespective of their requirements. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you can always find find plenty of materials on the Internet about any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS servers and you can get a VPS running it in less than one hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you are able to select the one that you need if the software that you would like to run on your server has specific system requirements in this regard. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you will be able to set up anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you will have an online interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but such a installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time through your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You can get Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server plans, as we supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this OS. This way, you'll be able to select the more appropriate of these two, depending on the type of apps which you want to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which will provide you with full control over the software environment. We'll set up just the Apache web server software, therefore you are able to add everything else you will need, even if it's not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You can control everything from a console, however if you would like, you can also install a hosting Control Panel, on condition that it's compatible with Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will maintain your OS up-to-date weekly and will make sure that you have the latest software packages for a reliable and risk-free server environment.