An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions feature three Linux distributions that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free so they won't increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a big community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.