Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server edition is getting very popular as well. The reason is that the OS is really light and it will run on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases are supported for at least five years, which guarantees that you should have a secure and stable software environment on your server all of the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any difficulty or have any kind of question, you'll find a number of resources online. Among the key advantages of this Operating System is that it has tens of thousands of software packages that can be easily changed according to your needs and / or the needs of the apps which you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In contrast, other OS's are paid and their program code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all of our VPS servers and you can get a VPS running it in less than an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, which means that you can select the one that you need if the software that you want to run on the hosting server has specific system requirements in this regard. You can also select whether 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 will have a world wide web interface and all the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of installation is more efficient for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you'll find on our order page if you choose to get one of our dedicated service. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to match the system requirements of the applications that you want to install on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be custom-made software of your choice. You are able to set up the latter without any problems from a Secure Shell console, since you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control over your hosting server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains Operating System upgrades.