An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact 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 serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. 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 compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you select one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages regarding the available packages that you can later install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

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 are completely free so they will not increase the low price of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from a large number software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.