An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to 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

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux distributions which you could select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you can run every app that you'd like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need some other OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free and they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.