An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers 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). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you may later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're very secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case 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 keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe Internet hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.