An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what commands a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions include three Linux distributions that you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run every application that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have produced thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.