An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Each program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you decide to go for one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free and they will not increase the cost of your new 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 countless software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.