Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it supports almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you will be able to modify its core, as well as any of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the perfect software environment for your web apps regardless of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find lots of materials on the Internet related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS web hosting plans
and you can purchase a VPS running it in less than 1 hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, which means that you can choose the one that you need when the software that you wish to run on the server has specific system requirements regarding this. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed with no Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you can install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you will have a world wide web interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etc. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you'll find on our registration page when you choose to get one of our dedicated web hosting plans
. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you wish to install on the server. You may also choose the software that will operate on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software that you choose. You can set up the latter without any problems by using a Secure Shell console, because you will get root-level access and you'll get full control of your server. You are free to set up a web hosting Control Panel too and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains Operating System upgrades.