An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans include three Linux distributions which you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the key reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any kind of app that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and safe hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.