An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including 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 simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

We provide as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we offer all three of them rather than only one since we realize that you may want to install some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software packages you could install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

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