An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three instead of only 1 because we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're various software packages you may install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated 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 are 100 % free and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.