An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, plus the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server as well as any 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 runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux distributions that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the main reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you can run any application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and safe web hosting service. Based on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update the OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.