An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer system. It handles how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose one of our VPS 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 rather than offering just one OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you can later install, but what is common between them is that they are very secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If 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 the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also regarded as the most stable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.