Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting quite popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is really light and it will function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities in the world, which means that if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you'll find numerous resources on the net. Among the major benefits of this Operating System is that it features a large number of software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs and the requirements of the applications that you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
With any of our VPS servers, you're able to decide on the Ubuntu Operating System from the order page. We are aware of the fact that some programs have certain requirements in terms of the Operating System they are set up on, which means that you are able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of Ubuntu. In addition, you can select if the VPS should come with the Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you'll receive everything you'll need pre-installed - MySQL, electronic mail server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you will be able to make everything through your Internet browser, but the root access is limited; whereas in the second case, you will get Ubuntu plus the Apache server software only, so that you can set up anything freely thanks to the full root access which you'll be given, yet the server management tasks can be done through a console. Our administrators can monitor your VPS and update the Ubuntu installation on a weekly basis if you add the optional Managed Services bundle which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you can find on our order page when you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you wish to install on the server. You may also choose the software that will operate on your machine, since we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be customized software of your liking. You're able to set up the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, since you will get root-level access and you will get full control of the hosting server. You are free to set up a website hosting Control Panel too and control some things from 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, that, among other things, includes Operating System updates.