Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting quite popular as well. The main reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without any 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 will have a protected and dependable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any kind of question, you will discover plenty of resources on the net. Among the major benefits of this OS is the fact that it contains a great number of software packages which can be easily modified according to your needs and the needs of the apps that you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
With any of our VPS servers, you will be able to choose the Ubuntu OS from the order page. We recognize the fact that some pieces of software have specific requirements in terms of the OS they can be installed on, which means that you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. Also, you can select whether the VPS should come with the Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you'll get everything you'll need pre-installed - MySQL, email server, FTP, etc. software, and you are able to make everything by using your web browser, yet the root access will be restricted; whereas in the second case, you will get Ubuntu as well as the Apache server software only, so that you will be able to install anything freely due to the full root access which you will be given, but the server management tasks can be done through a console. Our sysadmins will keep track of your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup weekly when you add the optional Managed Services package which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You're able to get Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server packages, considering that we supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this Operating System. In this way, you are able to select the more appropriate of the two, based on the type of applications that you wish to set up and run and on the system requirements they have about the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which gives you full control of the software setting. We will set up only the Apache web server software, therefore you can add anything else you'll need, even when it is not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You can manage everything from a console, but if you want, you may also set up a hosting Control Panel, when it supports Ubuntu. If you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we'll keep your OS up-to-date on a weekly basis and will make sure that you have the most up-to-date software packages for a reliable and risk-free server environment.