Ubuntu is an exceptionally popular Operating System, that employs the Linux kernel. Even though it's used mainly on desktop machines, its server version has been becoming more popular lately as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases you can get and it is compatible with almost any hardware, that makes it a universal Operating System. It is also very stable and secure and has an no less than a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike a number of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you will be able to customize its core, as well as any of the countless packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This enables you to set up the right software environment for all of your web applications regardless of their requirements. As a result of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so that you can always find find lots of materials on the world wide web regarding any question or problem that you might have.

Ubuntu in VPS

Ubuntu is available with all our Linux VPS services and you can obtain a VPS running it in less than sixty minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the OS are available, which means that you are able to select the one which you need if the software that you wish to run on the server has particular system requirements regarding this. You may also select if your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up with no Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you can set up anything through a console; or if the Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on it, in which case you will have a world wide web interface and all of the required 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 installation is more suitable for users with less experience. We will also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add our Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time using your billing Control Panel.

Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting

Ubuntu is among the Operating System options that you can find on our order page in case you choose to get one of our dedicated hosting services. We can set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, in order to meet the system requirements of the apps which you would like to set up on the server. You may also select the software which will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be tailor-made software of your choice. You can set up the latter without problems using a Secure Shell console, as you'll receive root-level access and you will get full control of the hosting server. You are free to install a hosting Control Panel too and control some things from a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, that, among other things, contains OS upgrades.