Ubuntu is a well-liked desktop OS, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting pretty popular too. The main reason is the fact that the OS is amazingly light and it can function on almost any hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the maximum. Ubuntu is also really reliable and secure and all the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of five years, which guarantees that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your server all the time. Furthermore, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on earth, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any kind of question, you will find plenty of resources online. Among the major advantages of this Operating System is the fact that it features a great number of software packages which can be easily modified according to your needs and / or the requirements of the applications that you would like to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any 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

We supply Ubuntu with all our VPS web hosting plans and based on what system requirements your web apps have, you'll be able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the Operating System with only a few clicks during the order process. If you order your server with no website hosting Control Panel, the only piece of software which will be installed in addition to Ubuntu is the Apache web server software, so you'll be able to use a console to access the hosting server and to set up a software environment of your liking. When you obtain your server with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will have a web 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 are pre-installed, yet the root access to the server will be restricted. In case you don't have a lot of experience, or in case you don't like to waste time on VPS administration procedures, you will be able to reap the benefits of the Managed Services upgrade, that features every week Ubuntu Operating System upgrades.

Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers

Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you will find on our registration page in case you choose to obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans. We will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition, to match the system requirements of the applications that you want to set up on the server. You can also select the software that will run on your machine, because we will set up only the Apache web server software, so the rest can be customized software of your liking. You'll be able to set up the latter without problems from a Secure Shell console, because you will have root-level access and you will have full control over your hosting server. You are free to set up a hosting Control Panel too and manage some things using a graphical interface, as long as it can run on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things simpler, we also provide a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains Operating System updates.