An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for 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 set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux distributions which you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the main reason to offer all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.