Ubuntu is an extremely popular OS, which uses the Linux kernel. Although it's used mainly on PCs, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions you can get and it's compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an a minimum of a five-year support life cycle, so you'll be able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike many other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed without any license fees and you are able to modify its core, as well as all of the thousands of packages it features, in any way you see fit. This allows you to set up the proper software environment for all of your web applications regardless of their requirements. Due to the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so you'll always find find numerous materials on the web regarding any question or problem that you may have.

Ubuntu in VPS

Ubuntu is available with all our Linux VPS and you can obtain a VPS running it in just an hour. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, which means that you'll be able to choose the one that you need when the software that you would like to run on the server has specific system requirements in this regard. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be installed without a Control Panel, in which case you'll have full root access and you'll 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 necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software is pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but this type of installation is more effective for users with less experience. We can also keep your Ubuntu up-to-date on a regular basis if you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do so throughout the VPS order process or at any later time from your billing Control Panel.

Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting

Ubuntu is one of the OS options that you can find on our registration page when you choose to acquire one of our Linux dedicated hosting. We'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, in order to match the system requirements of the apps which you want to set up on the server. You can also select the software which will run on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be custom software of your choice. You will be able to set up the latter without problems through a Secure Shell console, since you'll get root-level access and you'll have full control of your server. You can set up a website hosting Control Panel as well and manage 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 Operating System upgrades.