An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a web hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the reason to offer the three of them is to make sure that you can run any app that you'd like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements with regards to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of developers who have made thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer come with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile packages which will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have lots of developers who have created countless software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.