An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a hosting 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. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some app with specific requirements regarding 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 can use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible solutions which will let you install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers who have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need another OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are available for it.