Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting very popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is really light and it can run on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a safe and dependable software environment on your server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities worldwide, so if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you will discover numerous resources online. Among the key benefits of this OS is the fact that it has a great number of software packages that can be freely modified in accordance with your needs and / or the needs of the apps that you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS servers and you can obtain a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so that you can pick the one which you need if the software that you want to run on your web hosting server has specific system requirements in this regard. You can also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you can install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you'll have an online interface and all the required web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a setup is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You are able to get Ubuntu with our dedicated server packages, because we supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. Thus, you will be able to choose the more appropriate of the two, depending on the type of apps that you need to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the OS. You'll have root-level access to the server, which gives you full control over the software environment. We will install only the Apache web server software, which means that you'll be able to add anything else you'll need, even if it is not related directly to web sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You're able to manage everything through a console, but if you want, you may also set up a hosting Control Panel, when it supports Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we'll keep your OS up-to-date every week and will ensure that you have the latest software packages for a well-balanced and safe server environment.