Ubuntu is a well known desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting very popular too. The main reason is that the OS is extremely light and it will run on almost any hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your web hosting server at all times. In addition, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities in the world, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you'll find a number of resources on the net. One of the major benefits of this OS is that it comes with a large number of software packages which can be freely changed according to your needs and the needs of the apps that you would like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We provide Ubuntu with our Linux VPS hosting plans
and depending on what requirements your web applications have, you can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with only a few mouse clicks throughout the registration process. When you obtain your server devoid of hosting Control Panel, the only software that will be installed on top of Ubuntu will be the Apache web server software, thus you are able to use a console in order to access the server and to create a software environment of your liking. When you obtain your server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will have a web interface with which you can manage almost everything as quickly as you manage a regular shared account and all the required MySQL, FTP and e-mail server software will be pre-installed, but the root access to the server is restricted. If you don't have much experience, or if you don't wish to waste time on VPS control procedures, you are able to reap the benefits of our Managed Services upgrade, that includes once a week Ubuntu Operating System updates.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the apps that you want to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of resources, you should choose our Linux dedicated servers
and add this OS to your order with a click. You are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the Operating System, according to which release your applications need in order to function properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you will 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 does not include a web hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, yet if you would like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your websites. When you do not want to lose time maintaining your web hosting server, you can use the Managed Services package, that includes many tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The upgrade comes with regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.