An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three 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 option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free so they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.