Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started out small and has grown to be one of the most common OSes these days. Learn more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is one of the most preferred Linux releases for desktop machines, however the Operating System also has a server release, that has been gaining in popularity nowadays. Ubuntu is very quick and supports various hardware components, so it can work on virtually any machine not consuming too much system resources. The OS is regarded as being very dependable and secure, plus as a result of its popularity, you will find quite a lot of sources online with info about any question or problem that you might have. The Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for at least five years, so you can get security patches without having to worry about softwareissues in the long term. As Ubuntu is totally free to use, you'll be able to customize both its core and the thousands of additional software packages that you can download and install in any way you see fit, with no limitations and without paying any license fees. In this way, you can get a quick, dependable and powerful web hosting service and pay only the cost of the server.
Ubuntu in VPS
Ubuntu is available with all our Linux VPS packages
and you can buy a VPS running it in less than 1 hour. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, so that you will be able to choose the one that you need if the software that you want to run on your server has specific system requirements regarding this. You may also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up with no Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you'll be able to install anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you'll have an online interface and all of the needed web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but this type of setup is more suitable for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly if you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this during the VPS order process or at any later time via your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
Ubuntu is one of the Operating System options which you'll find on our order page if you want to acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, to satisfy the system requirements of the applications which you wish to set up on the server. You can also select the software which will operate on your machine, due to the fact that we will set up only the Apache web server software, so all else can be custom software of your choice. You can set up the latter without problems employing a Secure Shell console, as you'll receive root-level access and you will have full control of the hosting server. You can install a hosting Control Panel as well and manage some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can function on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler for you, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains Operating System updates.