An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between all the applications 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 using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves 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 created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being cost-free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want 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 is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.