An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It handles how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different 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 Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If 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 packages feature three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the main reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you would like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of developers who have developed thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum 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 order page because we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on the server as different applications could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe Internet hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.