An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It controls how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Any program that is installed on a computer system operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you could later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very secure and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with 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 just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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