An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, because the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros in terms of the available plans that you may eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different 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 plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.