An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has certain pros regarding the available packages that you may later install, but what is common between them is that they're really secure and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When 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 just a few minutes. We also offer you 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 solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free and they won't increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.