An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the main reason to offer the three of them is to make sure that you can run any application that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a different OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on the server as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.