Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that started out small and has grown to be among the most well-known Operating Systems available. Find out more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is a very popular Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel. Though it's used primarily on desktop machines, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is among the lightest Linux releases out there and it is compatible with almost any kind of hardware, which makes it a universal Operating System. It's also very stable and secure and has an at least a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official safety and performance updates. Unlike a number of other Operating Systems, Ubuntu is distributed with no license fees and you're able to modify its core, and all of the numerous packages it comes with, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to install the optimal software environment for all your web apps irrespective of their requirements. Because of the popularity of the OS, Ubuntu has vast developer and user communities, so you'll always find find lots of materials online regarding any question or problem which you may have.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS servers
and you can acquire a VPS running it in less than sixty minutes. 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 if the software that you want to run on your web hosting server has specific system requirements in this regard. You can also select whether your Ubuntu-powered VPS should be set up without a Control Panel, in which case you will have full root access and you'll be able to set up anything using 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 required web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etc. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more limited, but such a setup is more effective for users with less experience. We will also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when 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 Servers
When the apps that you wish to run require Ubuntu as well as plenty of system resources, you should choose our Linux dedicated web hosting plans
and add this OS to your order with a single click. You are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of your Operating System, depending on which release your apps need in order to function properly and to get the most of the server hardware. Since you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on the machine and you can install anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not include a hosting Control Panel, therefore 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 manage your sites. If you do not want to lose time supervising your hosting server, you can take full advantage of the Managed Services package, that includes numerous tasks performed by our admins on your behalf. The package features routine updates of your Ubuntu OS as well.