An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends 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). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions 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, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could 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 Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux distributions which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run every application that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have produced thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible packages that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need another OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.