An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a PC. It controls the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, plus the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a web server along with all 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. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions include three Linux releases that you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and secure web hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.