An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a PC. It controls how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, along with the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the primary reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of app that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this may matter if you need 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 Operating System that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.