Ubuntu is a really popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. While it's used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity these days as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions available and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you're able to get official safety and performance updates. Unlike numerous other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed without license fees and you're able to modify its core, or any of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will allow you to set up the right software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you can always find find lots of materials online related to any question or problem that you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS web hosting plans
and you can purchase a VPS running it in just an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so you'll be able to choose the one which you need when the software that you would like to run on the web hosting server has particular system requirements in this regard. You may 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 can install anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all the required web server, MySQL, FTP, mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but such a setup is more suitable for users with less experience. We can also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this throughout the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the OS options that you can find on our registration page when you choose to obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans
. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to meet the system requirements of the apps that you need to install on the server. You may also select the software that will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be tailor-made software of your choice. You will be able to set up the latter without problems by using a Secure Shell console, as you will get root-level access and you'll get full control of your hosting server. You are free to install a website hosting Control Panel too and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, comes with OS updates.