An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you can run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have created many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.