An Operating System is the basic software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you can run any kind of application that you would like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need some other OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.