An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all of 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'll be able to 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

In case you choose to buy one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're freely available so they won't increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you intend to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.