An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It takes care of the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of applications in case several run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a web hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If 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 plans include three Linux releases which you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the key reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any kind of app that you'd like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also known as the most dependable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.