An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program which is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to go for one of our VPS server packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some app with specific requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free and they will not increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.