An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications 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 compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as 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, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available plans that you could later install, but what is common between them is that they are really secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web 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're absolutely free so they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a big community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.