Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. While it is used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that 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 will be able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike various other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you will be able to customize its core, or all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to install the best software environment for all your web applications regardless of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you'll always find find a lot of materials on the web related to any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
With all of our VPS servers, you will be able to choose the Ubuntu OS on the order page. We're aware of the fact that some programs have particular requirements in terms of the OS they're set up on, so you can choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. Also, you can select if the VPS should come with our Hepsia Control Panel or no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will find everything you'll need pre-installed - MySQL, electronic mail server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you'll be able to make everything by using your Internet browser, yet the root access is limited; whereas in the second case, you'll receive Ubuntu plus the Apache server software only, so you will be able to set up anything freely due to the full root access which you'll be given, but the server management tasks will be done using a console. Our sysadmins will keep track of your VPS and update the Ubuntu setup weekly when you add the optional Managed Services bundle that we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you'll find on our order page if you want to obtain one of our dedicated servers. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to match the system requirements of the applications that you wish to set up on the server. You can also choose the software that will operate on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You are able to install the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will have full control of your hosting 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 run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS updates.