Ubuntu is a really popular OS, which makes use of the Linux kernel. Although it's used mainly on desktops, its server version has been becoming more popular recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases out there and it supports almost any hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an at least a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike many other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you are able to customize its core, or all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to set up the right software environment for your web apps regardless of their specifications. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find a lot of materials on the web related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS web hosting plans and you can purchase a VPS running it in less than 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so you're able to select the one which you need when the software that you want to run on your hosting server has specific system requirements regarding this. You can also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you will have a world wide web interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but such a setup is more efficient for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the apps that you wish to run require Ubuntu and plenty of resources, you should choose our dedicated web hosting plans and add this Operating System to your order with a click. You're able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of your OS, depending on which release your applications need in order to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you can set up anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't contain a hosting Control Panel, so you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, yet if you'd like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your sites. When you don't want to lose time taking care of the server, you can reap the benefits of our Managed Services package, which includes a number of tasks done by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package includes regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.