Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, which employs the Linux kernel. While it is used primarily on desktops, its server version has been rising in popularity lately as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions out there and it supports almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you can receive official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you are able to modify its core, and any of the countless packages it contains, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to install the best software environment for all of your web apps irrespective of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you will always find lots of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Hosting
With all of our VPS hosting services, you're able to pick the Ubuntu OS from the order page. We are aware of the fact that some pieces of software have particular requirements in terms of the Operating System they are installed on, so you will be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. You can also choose if your VPS should come with the Hepsia Control Panel or no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you'll find everything you need pre-installed - MySQL, email server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you are able to make everything from your web browser, however the root access is restricted; while in the second case, you'll receive Ubuntu and the Apache server software only, so that you'll be able to set up anything freely due to the full root access that you'll be given, however the server management tasks are performed from a console. Our sysadmins can watch your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup on a weekly basis when you add the additional Managed Services package which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll be able to obtain Ubuntu with our dedicated server plans, since we supply 32-bit and 64-bit editions of this OS. In this way, you'll be able to select the more appropriate of the two, depending on the type of apps that you wish to set up and run and on the system requirements they have about the OS. You'll have root-level access to the server, which gives you full control of the software setting. We will set up only the Apache web server software, therefore you'll be able to add anything else you need, even if it is not related directly to websites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You will be able to manage everything through a console, but if you want, you may also set up a website hosting Control Panel, provided that it is compatible with Ubuntu. In case you order the optional Managed Services bundle, we will maintain your OS up-to-date on a weekly basis and will ensure that you have the latest software packages for a well-balanced and protected server environment.