An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you decide to buy one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.