Every single personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are currently installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you could later on install, but what's common between them is that they are really stable and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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 so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you would like to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.