An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server plans, you'll 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 a single OS, as the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros with regard to the available plans that you may eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're very stable and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When 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 a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible packages which will let you install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a different OS subsequently, 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 all patches which are released for it.