Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been gaining in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to customize its core, and / or any of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the right software environment for all your web apps whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, which means that you will always find numerous materials on the web about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS servers and you can get a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, which means that you are able to select the one that you need when the software that you would like to run on the hosting server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a 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 set up on it, in which case you will have a world wide web interface and all the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of installation is more efficient for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this during the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you will find on our registration page in case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to match the system requirements of the apps which you need to install on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, since we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be tailor-made software of your liking. You will be able to set up the latter without any problems through a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you'll have full control of the server. You are free to install a hosting Control Panel too and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, comes with Operating System updates.