An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a web hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the reason to offer all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each app that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have created thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.