An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. 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 in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we provide all three of them instead of just one since we realize that you may want to install some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software applications you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The 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 fees. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need another OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are available for it.