An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps when several run concurrently. Each program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what controls a server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer the three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any application that you'd like, since different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.