Ubuntu is a preferred desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server version is getting pretty popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the OS is very light and it will run on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you will have a protected and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, so if you experience any problem or have any kind of question, you'll find numerous resources on the net. Among the main benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it comes with tens of thousands of software packages which can be easily changed according to your needs as well as the needs of the apps which you want to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.

Ubuntu in VPS Servers

We offer Ubuntu with all of our VPS servers and based on what requirements your web applications have, you will be able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the Operating System with just a few mouse clicks during the order process. When you get your server without a website hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software which will be installed in addition to Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, which means that you will be able to use a console to access the hosting server and to set up a software environment of your liking. If you obtain your server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will have an online interface with which you can control almost everything just as easily as you control a regular shared account and all necessary MySQL, FTP and email server software will be pre-installed, however the root access to the server will be limited. In case you don't have much experience, or in case you don't plan to waste time on VPS administration procedures, you will be able to take full advantage of our Managed Services upgrade, which includes once a week Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.

Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers

If the apps that you need to run require Ubuntu and a lot of system resources, you can opt for our dedicated servers and add this OS to your order with a single click. You'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of your OS, depending on which release your apps need to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Since you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you will be able to set up anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't contain a web hosting Control Panel, therefore you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, however if you'd like, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to command your websites. In case you do not want to lose time controlling your web hosting server, you can employ the Managed Services package, that features numerous tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The package features regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.