An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we offer all three of them rather than just 1 because we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software applications you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.