Ubuntu is an extremely popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on desktops, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions available and it's compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you can get official safety and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as any of the countless packages it features, in any way you find fit. This allows you to install the optimal software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their specifications. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find numerous materials on the web related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with our VPS servers and you can get a VPS running it in less than 1 hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you can choose the one that you need if the software that you would like to run on the server has specific system requirements regarding this. You may also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed 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 the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a setup is more efficient for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this during the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you will find on our order page if you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to satisfy the system requirements of the apps that you intend to set up on the server. You can also choose the software that will run on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, because you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control over the server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things via 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, which, among other things, features Operating System updates.