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

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases that you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any kind of app that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated 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 absolutely free so they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.