Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server release is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is very light and it will function on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a risk-free and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities in the world, so if you experience any issue or have any question, you will discover a number of resources on the Internet. Among the key benefits of this Operating System is that it contains thousands of software packages that can be freely customized in accordance with your needs as well as the requirements of the applications that you wish to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with our Linux VPS servers and you can buy a VPS running it in just 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so that you can choose the one which you need when the software that you wish to run on the hosting server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may 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 can install anything using a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be set up on it, in which case you'll have a web interface and all of the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etc. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time through your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the apps that you want to run require Ubuntu and a lot of resources, you should opt for one of our Linux dedicated servers and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS, according to which release your applications need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not contain a hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content from a Secure Shell console, but if you'd like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to manage your web sites. In case you don't want to lose time controlling the server, you can employ the Managed Services package, that includes a number of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The package comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.