An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Every program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what commands a web hosting server together with 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're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose one of our VPS server solutions, you will have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros in terms of the available packages that you may eventually install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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're free so they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.