Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting pretty popular too. The reason is the fact that the OS is really light and it can run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you will have a secure and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you'll discover plenty of resources on the web. One of the major advantages of this OS is that it comes with numerous software packages which can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and / or the needs of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
With all of our VPS servers, you'll be able to decide on the Ubuntu OS from the order page. We recognize the fact that some programs have specific requirements in terms of the Operating System they are installed on, which means that you can select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu. You can also choose whether the VPS should include our Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will get everything you will need pre-installed - MySQL, e-mail server, FTP, etc. software, and you can make everything by using your web browser, yet the root access will be restricted; while in the second case, you will receive Ubuntu as well as the Apache server software only, which means that you will be able to install anything freely because of the full root access that you will be given, but the server management tasks can be done using a console. Our sysadmins can watch your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup on a weekly basis when you add the optional Managed Services bundle which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
You can get Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server packages, due to the fact that we offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases of this OS. Thus, you can pick the more appropriate of the two, depending on the type of apps that you'd like to install and run and on the system requirements they have regarding the Operating System. You will have root-level access to the server, which provides you with full control of the software environment. We will install only the Apache web server software, so you will be able to add whatever else you need, even when it's not related directly to Internet sites, such as a VOIP server, for instance. You can control everything using a console, yet if you would like, you may also install a web hosting Control Panel, on condition that it is compatible with Ubuntu. When you order our optional Managed Services bundle, we will keep your Operating System up-to-date on a weekly basis and will make sure that you have the newest software packages for a stable and safe server environment.