An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions 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 software, it transfers 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). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications 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'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we provide all three of them instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it will 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 various software packages you could install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and that is why we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you want another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.