An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at once. Any program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to go for one of our VPS server plans, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable 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 app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to change 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 reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they won't increase the price of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you could install on your server in case 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 since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.