Ubuntu is a widely used desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting quite popular too. The reason is that the operating system is amazingly light and it can run on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a secure and dependable software environment on your server at all times. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you'll discover numerous resources on the web. One of the basic benefits of this OS is the fact that it has a large number of software packages that can be freely modified according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that you wish to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS
We offer Ubuntu with all of our Linux VPS and depending on what system requirements your web apps have, you will be able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS with just a few clicks throughout the registration process. If you get your server with no web hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software which will be set up in addition to Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, therefore you'll be able to use a console in order to access the server and to create a software environment of your choice. If you obtain your server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll have a web interface with which you can control almost everything as quickly as you manage a regular shared account and all of the important MySQL, FTP and email server software will be pre-installed, yet the root access to the server is restricted. If you do not have a lot experience, or if you do not want to waste time on VPS supervision procedures, you will be able to take advantage of the Managed Services upgrade, that features regular Ubuntu Operating System updates.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
When the apps that you would like to run require Ubuntu and lots of system resources, you can choose our Linux dedicated hosting services and add this OS to your order with just a single click. You will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your Operating System, depending on which release your apps need in order to work properly and to get the most of the server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you can install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not come with a hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, but if you would like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your websites. If you don't want to lose time controlling the server, you can use our Managed Services package, which includes plenty of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The package includes regular updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.