An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when 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 all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they won't increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.