Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on personal computers, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you are able to get official protection and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you are able to modify its core, and any of the numerous packages it features, in any way you see fit. This enables you to set up the proper software environment for your web applications regardless of their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, which means that you'll always find find numerous materials on the world wide web about any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS servers and you can obtain a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so that you can select the one which you need if the software that you wish to run on the website hosting server has specific system requirements regarding this. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed without a Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you will be able to install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you will have a world wide web interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etc. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis if you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time through your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you will find on our registration page when you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to satisfy the system requirements of the apps which you want to install on the server. You can also choose the software which will operate on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom software that you choose. You are able to install the latter without any problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will have root-level access and you'll get full control over the hosting server. You can install a hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using 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, features Operating System upgrades.