An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using 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, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux distributions which you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the key reason to offer all three of them is to ensure that you will be able to run every application that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on the server as different apps can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and secure Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.