An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It controls the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions which you may select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any app that you would like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free and they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.