An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.