An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to purchase one of our VPS server plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred 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 would like to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also 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 packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free so they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need another one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.