Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases available and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official protection and performance updates. Unlike a number of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you can modify its core, and / or any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the ideal software environment for your web applications regardless of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you will always find a lot of materials on the world wide web about any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS
Ubuntu is available with all of our Linux VPS packages and you can buy a VPS running it in just one hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so that you will be able to select the one which you need if the software that you would like 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 installed with no Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to set up anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all the needed web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etcetera. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of setup is more effective for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis when you add the 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 Hosting
If the applications that you want to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of resources, you can opt for one of our Linux dedicated hosting and add this Operating System to your order with a click. You will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your OS, according to which release your apps need to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to install anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not include a hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content from a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to manage your web sites. If you do not want to lose time taking care of the web hosting server, you can take advantage of the Managed Services package, that features plenty of tasks performed by our sysadmins on your behalf. The upgrade comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.