Ubuntu is a very popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity nowadays as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux releases available and it's compatible with almost any kind of hardware, that makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you will be able to get official security and performance updates. Unlike various other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you're able to modify its core, or all of the thousands of packages it contains, in any way you find fit. This allows you to set up the right software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has large developer and user communities, so that you will always find plenty of materials on the web regarding any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Hosting
We supply Ubuntu with our Linux VPS hosting
and based on what system requirements your web apps have, you're able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS with just a few mouse clicks throughout the order process. If you order your server devoid of hosting Control Panel, the sole piece of software which will be installed along with Ubuntu will be the Apache web server software, so you'll be able to use a console to access the hosting server and to build a software environment of your choice. If you order your server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will have a web interface with which you are able to control almost everything just as easily as you manage a regular shared account and all the required MySQL, FTP and email server software will be pre-installed, however the root access to your server will be limited. If you do not have much experience, or if you don't want to waste time on VPS management procedures, you can take advantage of our Managed Services upgrade, which features regular Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
If the apps that you would like to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of system resources, you should opt for one of our Linux dedicated web hosting
and add this Operating System to your order with just a single click. You will be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of your Operating System, according to which release your applications need to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. As you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to set up anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not come with a hosting Control Panel, and you can manage your content through a Secure Shell console, however if you would like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your websites. If you do not want to lose time maintaining your hosting server, you can use our Managed Services package, that features a number of tasks done by our sysadmins on your behalf. The package features regular updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.