An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions include three Linux distributions that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the main reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each application that you'd like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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 cost of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.