An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of apps when several run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you select one of our virtual private server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages with regard to the available packages that you can later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they won't increase the price of your new server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you intend 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 particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.