An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most stable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some application with precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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 100 % free so they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a big community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you would like 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 are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.