An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a PC. It controls how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most dependable 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 application with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.

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 are freely available and they will not increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.