An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run concurrently. Any program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages regarding the available packages that you can later install, but what is common between them is that they are very secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible plans which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers that have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need another OS afterwards, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.