Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and has grown to be among the most common OSes available. Find out more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it is used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. In addition, it is very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike lots of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to customize its core, and all of the thousands of packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will enable you to install the proper software environment for all your web apps whatever their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you will always find lots of materials online regarding any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
If you need an Ubuntu-powered server, you can get the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the Operating System with each VPS server
plan that we provide and everything will be set up within an hour, so you are able to start using your VPS right away. We provide two different versions since some pieces of software have specific requirements to function properly. You are able to control an Ubuntu-powered VPS in two ways - when you order it with our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get an online interface and the software that is necessary for your web sites will be pre-installed; while when you order it without any Control Panel, you will receive only the Operating System and the Apache web server software, so you're able to install other software through Secure Shell. If you choose to add the Managed Services upgrade either throughout the registration process or at any later time, our admins will keep an eye on your hosting server and will update Ubuntu regularly.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options which you will find on our registration page when you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers
. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you intend to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will operate on your machine, as we will install 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 problems employing a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you will have full control of your hosting server. You are free to install a hosting Control Panel too and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS updates.