Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting pretty popular as well. The reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it'll function on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you should have a secure and stable software environment on your hosting server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any issue or have any kind of question, you'll find numerous resources on the Internet. Among the major advantages of this OS is that it comes with a great number of software packages which can be freely changed in accordance with your needs and the needs of the applications that you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their program code is not accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Hosting
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS hosting services and you can get a VPS running it in just an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you'll be able to pick the one which you need if the software that you want to run on the server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up with no Control Panel, in which case you will 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 world wide web interface and all needed web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a installation is more effective for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis when you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this during the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you'll find on our registration page if you want to obtain one of our dedicated web hosting. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, in order to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you need to set up on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software that you choose. You'll be able to install the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you'll get full control of the hosting server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS upgrades.