Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started out small and is currently among the most well-known OSes on the market. Learn more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting really popular as well. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is amazingly light and it can run on almost any kind of hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which guarantees that you should have a risk-free and dependable software environment on your hosting server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will discover numerous resources on the Internet. Among the basic benefits of this Operating System is that it contains tens of thousands of software packages which can be freely customized according to your needs and / or the requirements of the apps that you intend to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at all. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Hosting
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS hosting
and you can obtain a VPS running it in just one hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so that you'll be able to select the one that you need when the software that you would like to run on your web hosting server has particular system requirements in this regard. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up with no Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you will be able to install anything through 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 required web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a installation is more efficient for users with less experience. We will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis when you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this throughout the VPS order process or at any later time through your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
We supply Ubuntu with each of our dedicated server
packages and if you need this Operating System, you can choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release with just a click on the order page. We provide two editions, to guarantee that the hosting server will meet the system requirements of the software that you want to install. The full root accessibility to the server will enable you to install any other software, since the only pre-installed app is the Apache web server. You can access the server securely using a console, but if you like better to use an online interface, you can set up any Control Panel which can run on an Ubuntu-powered machine. If you'd like to focus your efforts on your content and not on server management tasks, you can add our Managed Services upgrade and we will handle plenty of tasks for you, including once a week Operating System updates.