Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting really popular as well. The reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it will function on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least 5 years, which warrants that you will have a risk-free and stable software environment on your hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you will discover lots of resources on the net. Among the major benefits of this Operating System is that it features thousands of software packages that can be freely customized in accordance with your needs as well as the needs of the apps which you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We supply Ubuntu with all of our Linux VPS service
and based on what system requirements your web apps have, you can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with only a few mouse clicks during the registration process. When you order your server with no hosting Control Panel, the sole software which will be installed along with Ubuntu will be the Apache web server software, thus you'll be able to use a console to access the server and to build a software environment of your liking. If you order your server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will have an online interface with which you are able to manage almost everything as easily as you control a standard shared account and all important MySQL, FTP and e-mail server software are pre-installed, however the root access to your server is limited. When you don't have much experience, or if you don't want to waste time on VPS control procedures, you will be able to take advantage of our Managed Services upgrade, which features regular Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you can find on our registration page when you decide to get one of our Linux dedicated service
. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to match the system requirements of the applications that you wish to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom software that you choose. You're able to set up the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control over your hosting server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains Operating System upgrades.