An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for all 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 generated on a physical one, so it is possible to 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 three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available on the market and we provide all 3 instead of only one as we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they will not increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.