An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC 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 app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through 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 all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you select one of our virtual private server packages, 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, because the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros regarding the available plans that you can eventually install, but what is common between them is that they're very stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When 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 just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on your machine as different applications may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.