An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Each and every program that's installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three rather than only 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're various software applications you can install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also regarded as the most stable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.