Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is that the operating system is really light and it can function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any issue or have any question, you will find plenty of resources on the Internet. Among the basic benefits of this OS is that it features tens of thousands of software packages that can be freely customized according to your needs as well as the needs of the apps that you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
When you need an Ubuntu-powered server, you're able to get the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the Operating System with each VPS server plan that we offer and everything is set up within one hour, so you will be able to start using your VPS without delay. We offer two separate versions due to the fact that some programs have specific requirements so as to operate properly. You are able to manage an Ubuntu-powered VPS in 2 ways - if you order it with our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll get an online interface and all of the software that's needed for your Internet sites will be pre-installed; while if you order it devoid of Control Panel, you will get just the OS and the Apache web server software, which means that you'll be able to install other software using Secure Shell. When you choose to add our Managed Services upgrade either during the registration process or at any later time, our admins will keep track of your server and will update Ubuntu routinely.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you'll find on our order page if you decide to get one of our dedicated servers. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, to match the system requirements of the applications that you intend to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, since we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software that you choose. You can set up the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, as you'll get root-level access and you will have full control of the hosting server. You can install a web hosting Control Panel as well and manage 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, comes with OS updates.