Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that started out small and is currently one of the most preferred Operating Systems available. Find out more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a widely used desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting quite popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is extremely light and it will run on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least five years, which warrants that you should have a secure and dependable software environment on your website hosting server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities worldwide, which means that if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will discover plenty of resources on the web. Among the key benefits of this OS is that it has tens of thousands of software packages that can be easily customized according to your needs and the needs of the applications which you'd like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees at all. In comparison, other OS's are paid and their code isn't accessible, thus it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with our VPS servers
and you can buy a VPS running it in less than one hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, so you can select the one which you need when the software that you want to run on the hosting server has specific system requirements regarding this. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed with no Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll be able to set up anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you'll have a world wide web interface and all the necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, e-mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but such a installation is more effective for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis when you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so during the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
When the applications that you would like to run require Ubuntu as well as lots of system resources, you should choose our dedicated servers
and add this Operating System to your order with a single click. You'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of the Operating System, depending on which release your applications need to work properly and to get the most of the server hardware. As you will have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on your machine and you'll be able to install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't feature a hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, yet if you would like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your websites. When you do not want to lose time supervising your hosting server, you can use the Managed Services package, which includes many tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The upgrade features regular updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.