Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting pretty popular too. The reason is that the operating system is very light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a secure and stable software environment on your server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will find a number of resources on the web. One of the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it has a large number of software packages which can be freely customized in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you intend 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 code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS web hosting services and you can buy a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you will be able to choose the one which you need if the software that you wish to run on the hosting server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed without a Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you'll be able to install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you'll have an online interface and all necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of installation is more effective for users with less experience. We will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When the apps that you would like to run require Ubuntu and plenty of system resources, you can choose our dedicated servers hosting and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You will be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS, based on which edition your apps need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you will have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you will be able to set up anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not feature a web hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your sites. In case you do not want to lose time maintaining the hosting server, you can employ our Managed Services package, that features countless tasks done by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.