An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a hosting server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the main reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run every app that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements regarding the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we could 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 Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.