An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at once. Every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you can later install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible packages which will allow you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license charges. All three have a large number of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need another OS later on, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.