An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different 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 commands a server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux releases that you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you can run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need another OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.