An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It controls how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux distributions which you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, since different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have created thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web 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're absolutely free and they will not increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server in case 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 are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.