An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of apps when several run at the same time. Each and every program that's installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server packages, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.