An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for any 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 you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available on the market and we offer all three of them instead of just 1 as we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software applications you may install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels too. If you ever decide that you want a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the server as different apps could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and secure hosting service. Based on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.