An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications if several run at once. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using 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 web hosting field, the OS is what runs a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose one of our VPS server solutions, you will have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very secure and dependable and have vast communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.