Ubuntu is a really popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Though it is used primarily on PCs, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it supports almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. It is also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike alternative OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to modify its core, and any of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to set up the right software environment for your web apps whatever their specifications. Due to the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you will always find a lot of materials online about any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
If you need an Ubuntu-powered hosting server, you'll be able to get the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with each VPS server
plan that we offer and everything is set up within 60 minutes, so you're able to start using the VPS without delay. We supply two different versions because certain pieces of software have certain requirements to operate properly. You will be able to control an Ubuntu-powered VPS in 2 ways - when you order it with our custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll receive a world wide web interface and the software that's needed for your Internet sites will be pre-installed; whereas in case you order it devoid of Control Panel, you'll get just the OS and the Apache web server software, which means that you're able to set up additional software through Secure Shell. If you decide to include the Managed Services upgrade either throughout the signup process or at any later time, our admins will monitor your hosting server and will upgrade Ubuntu regularly.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you can find on our order page if you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers
. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, so as to match the system requirements of the apps that you intend to install on the server. You may also select the software that will run on your machine, as we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be customized software of your choice. You will be able to install the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, because you'll have root-level access and you'll get full control over the hosting server. You are free to set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and control some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes OS upgrades.