Ubuntu - the Linux Distribution which started small and is already one of the most common OSes these days. Learn more about its advantages and disadvantages.
Ubuntu is a preferred desktop Operating System, that uses the Linux kernel, and its server release is getting quite popular as well. The reason is that the OS is amazingly light and it'll run on almost any hardware without any issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also very reliable and secure and all of the Long-Term Support (LTS) editions are supported for a minimum of 5 years, which warrants that you should have a protected and stable software environment on your hosting server all of the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities globally, so if you experience any difficulty or have any question, you will find plenty of resources online. Among the key advantages of this Operating System is that it has thousands of software packages that can be freely changed in accordance with your needs and / or the requirements of the applications which you want to run, not to mention that you won't have to pay any license fees at any time. In contrast, other Operating Systems are paid and their program code is not accessible, which means that it can't be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS Web Hosting
If you need an Ubuntu-powered hosting server, you can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition of the OS with each and every virtual private server
package that we offer and everything will be set up within one hour, which means that you can start using the VPS right away. We offer two different versions because some programs have certain requirements so as to operate effectively. You'll be able to control an Ubuntu-powered VPS in two ways - when you order it with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll receive an online interface and all of the software which is required for your web sites will be pre-installed; whereas when you order it devoid of Control Panel, you will receive just the Operating System and the Apache web server software, so you can install additional software through Secure Shell. If you decide to add the Managed Services upgrade either throughout the registration process or at any later time, our admins will monitor your hosting server and will update Ubuntu regularly.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When the applications that you want to run require Ubuntu as well as a lot of system resources, you can opt for one of our dedicated servers hosting
and add this OS to your order with a single click. You will be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS, depending on which release your apps need to function properly and to get the most of the server hardware. As you will have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you will be able to install anything you'd like. The Ubuntu-powered server doesn't include a web hosting Control Panel, which means that you can manage your content using a Secure Shell console, however if you want, you can install a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to control your Internet sites. In case you don't want to lose time managing your hosting server, you can take advantage of our Managed Services package, which includes lots of tasks done by our admins on your behalf. The package comes with regular updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.