Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution that started out small and has grown to be among the most well-known OSes these days. Learn more about its pros and cons.
Ubuntu is a widespread desktop Operating System, which uses the Linux kernel, but its server version is getting very popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is amazingly light and it can function on almost any kind of hardware without issues, utilizing its resources to the fullest. Ubuntu is also extremely reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for at least 5 years, which warrants that you will have a secure and dependable software environment on your hosting server at all times. Also, Ubuntu has one of the biggest user communities globally, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will find plenty of resources on the Internet. One of the major advantages of this OS is the fact that it has tens of thousands of software packages that can be freely adjusted according to your needs as well as the needs of the applications that you intend to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any license fees at all. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code isn't accessible, therefore it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Servers
Ubuntu is available with all our VPS servers
and you can acquire a VPS running it in just 60 minutes. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are available, which means that you'll be able to choose the one which you need if the software that you wish to run on your 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 will 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'll have a web interface and all necessary web server, MySQL, FTP, electronic mail server, etcetera. software will be pre-installed. The root access in the second case will be more restricted, but such a setup is more efficient for users with less experience. We can also maintain your Ubuntu up-to-date regularly when you add the Managed Services upgrade. You will be able to do this throughout the VPS order process or at any later time through your billing Control Panel.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers
If the applications that you wish to run require Ubuntu and lots of resources, you can opt for our Linux dedicated servers
and add this Operating System to your order with just a single click. You'll be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of the OS, based on which release your applications need to work properly and to get the most of your server hardware. Due to the fact that you'll have full root access, you'll have full control over the software environment on the machine and you can install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not come with a web hosting Control Panel, so you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, but if you would like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your web sites. If you don't want to lose time maintaining your web hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, that includes a lot of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The package comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.