An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose one of our VPS server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros in terms of the available plans that you could later on install, but what is common between them is that they are really stable and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.