An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux releases which you may pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the main reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each app that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have developed thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free and they won't increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since 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 can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.