An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications if several run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to go for one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free so they will not increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.