Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which employs the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it supports almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to modify its core, as well as any of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This allows you to install the right software environment for your web applications irrespective of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find lots of materials on the Internet regarding any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
With any of our Linux VPS web hosting packages
, you're able to select the Ubuntu Operating System on the order page. We're aware of the fact that some programs have particular requirements in terms of the OS they can be installed on, and you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu. In addition, you can select whether the VPS should include our Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you'll get everything you will need pre-installed - MySQL, electronic mail server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you can make everything through your online browser, but the root access is limited; while in the second case, you'll receive Ubuntu as well as the Apache server software only, which means that you will be able to install anything freely due to the full root access which you'll be given, yet the server management tasks can be performed using a console. Our sysadmins can monitor your VPS and update the Ubuntu installation weekly when you add the optional Managed Services bundle which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you can find on our registration page if you decide to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to match the system requirements of the apps that you intend to install on the server. You may also choose the software that will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software that you choose. You will be able to install the latter without any problems by using a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you will have full control of your hosting server. You are free to set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, includes Operating System updates.