An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer system. It handles how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of apps when several run concurrently. Every program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to buy one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans which will let you install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are available for it.