Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and is currently one of the most common Operating Systems on the market. Learn more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that makes use of the Linux kernel. Even though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular these days as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike alternative Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you are able to customize its core, and / or all of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you see fit. This will allow you to set up the ideal software environment for all your web applications whatever their requirements. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you'll always find find plenty of materials on the web related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
We provide Ubuntu with all of our VPS servers
and depending on what system requirements your web apps have, you are able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with just a couple of mouse clicks throughout the order process. If you get your server with no website hosting Control Panel, the sole software which will be set up along with Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, so you will be able to use a console in order to access the website hosting server and to set up a software environment that you choose. When you obtain your server with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will have a world wide web interface with which you can manage almost everything just as easily as you control an ordinary shared account and all the important MySQL, FTP and email server software are pre-installed, but the root access to the server will be restricted. If you do not have a lot of experience, or if you do not want to waste time on VPS management procedures, you are able to take advantage of the Managed Services upgrade, which includes every week Ubuntu Operating System updates.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you can find on our order page in case you choose to acquire one of our dedicated servers
. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps that you want to set up on the server. You can also choose the software which will operate on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so everything else can be customized software of your choice. You'll be able to install the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you'll get full control over your server. You are free to install a hosting Control Panel too and control some things through a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier for you, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, features OS upgrades.