Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that began small and is now among the most preferred Operating Systems available. Learn more about its benefits and drawbacks.
Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Although it's used primarily on desktops, its server version has been gaining in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux distributions out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a 5-year support life cycle, so you will be able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike numerous other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you can modify its core, or all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This enables you to install the ideal software environment for all of your web apps whatever their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so that you can always find find a lot of materials on the Internet related to any question or problem which you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
We supply Ubuntu with all our Linux VPS web hosting
and depending on what requirements your web apps have, you are able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS with only a couple of clicks throughout the registration process. When you order your server devoid of web hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software which will be set up on top of Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, which means that you will be able to use a console to gain access to the server and to install a software environment of your choice. If you order your server with our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll have a world wide web interface with which you can control almost everything just as easily as you control an ordinary shared account and all of the necessary MySQL, FTP and e-mail server software are pre-installed, but the root access to your server is restricted. When you don't have a lot of experience, or if you do not want to waste time on VPS supervision procedures, you will be able to take advantage of the Managed Services upgrade, that includes once a week Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you can find on our order page when you decide to obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting
. We'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, so as to match the system requirements of the apps which you need to set up on the server. You can also choose the software that will run on your machine, due to the fact that we will install only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be custom-made software of your choice. You'll be able to set up the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, since you will have root-level access and you'll have full control over the server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, includes OS upgrades.