An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Any program which is 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 done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros regarding the available plans that you could later install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case 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 just a few minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need another OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are released for it.