An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you select one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you could later install, but what's common between them is that they're very stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.