An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Any program that is installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you could eventually install, but what is common between them is that they're very stable and reliable and have huge 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 a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free so they won't increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet 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 a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need another one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.