Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which began small and is now one of the most well-known OSes available. Read more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a well known desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting very popular too. The reason is that the operating system is extremely light and it will function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a secure and dependable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you will find a number of resources online. One of the basic advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it has tens of thousands of software packages which can be easily customized in accordance with your needs as well as the needs of the applications that you wish to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees any time. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their program code is not accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
We supply Ubuntu with all our Linux VPS web hosting packages
and depending on what requirements your web applications have, you're able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS with only a few clicks during the order process. If you order your server without a web hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software which will be set up on top of Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, therefore you can use a console to access the server and to create a software environment of your choice. When you order your server with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you'll have an online interface with which you will be able to manage almost everything just as easily as you manage an ordinary shared account and all the important MySQL, FTP and email server software will be pre-installed, however the root access to your server is limited. In case you don't have much experience, or if you don't wish to waste time on VPS supervision procedures, you are able to reap the benefits of our Managed Services upgrade, which features regular Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options that you will find on our registration page when you decide to get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We can install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you need to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will operate on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be custom-made software of your choice. You're able to install the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you will receive root-level access and you will have full control of your server. You can set up a hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, features OS upgrades.