An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at the same time. Any program that's installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.