An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at once. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as 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 Hosting

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux distributions that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the key reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you can run any kind of app that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install 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 Web Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick 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 the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.