An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system 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 software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server plans include three Linux distributions that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the primary reason to offer all three of them is to ensure that you can run each app that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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 free so they will not increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.