An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for any 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 generated 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 OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has certain pros with regard to the available plans that you could later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you intend 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 run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.