Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started out small and has grown to be one of the most common Operating Systems these days. Learn more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel. While it is used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you can receive official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you can customize its core, as well as any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the right software environment for all of your web applications whatever their requirements. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you can always find find a lot of materials online about any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our Linux VPS servers
and you can get a VPS running it in just 1 hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so that you will be able to select the one which you need if the software that you want to run on your web hosting server has specific system requirements regarding this. You may also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to set up anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of installation is more effective for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You can get Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server
packages, considering that we provide 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this Operating System. In this way, you can choose the more appropriate of these two, depending on the type of applications which you wish to set up and run and on the system requirements they have about the Operating System. You'll have root-level access to the server, which will give you full control over the software environment. We will install just the Apache web server software, so you will be able to add everything else you'll need, even if it's not related directly to sites, such as a VOIP server, for example. You can control everything from a console, yet if you would like, you can also install a web hosting Control Panel, as long as it is compatible with Ubuntu. If you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will maintain your Operating System up-to-date weekly and will ensure that you have the latest software packages for a well-balanced and risk-free server environment.