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

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has some advantages regarding the available packages that you may afterwards install, but what is common between them is that they're very stable and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.