Ubuntu is a popular desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting quite popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it will function on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you will have a risk-free and dependable software environment on your web hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities globally, so if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll discover numerous resources on the net. Among the main advantages of this OS is the fact that it has thousands of software packages that can be easily changed in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS
With any of our Linux VPS services, you will be able to decide on the Ubuntu OS on the order page. We recognize the fact that some programs have specific requirements in terms of the Operating System they can be installed on, which means that you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu. In addition, you can choose if your VPS should include the Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will get everything you need pre-installed - MySQL, email server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you are able to make everything via your Internet browser, yet the root access is limited; while in the second case, you will receive Ubuntu and the Apache server software only, so you're able to set up anything freely due to the full root access that you'll be given, yet the server management tasks will be performed using a console. Our system administrators can watch your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu installation on a weekly basis if you add the optional Managed Services package which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
We offer Ubuntu with our dedicated server plans and if you need this Operating System, you are able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release with just a click on the order page. We supply two releases, so as to make sure that the server matches the system requirements of the software that you want to install. The full root admission to the server will allow you to set up various other software, because the only pre-installed app will be the Apache web server. You're able to access the server securely using a console, but in case you would like to use an online interface, you're free to install any kind of Control Panel which can run on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you need to concentrate your efforts on the content and not on server maintenance tasks, you're able to add our Managed Services upgrade and we'll take care of a variety of tasks for you, including once a week Operating System upgrades.