An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer system. It controls the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if several run simultaneously. Each and every program which is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what commands a web hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have made many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free and they won't increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.