An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, including 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 it is possible 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 Servers

If you choose to go for one of our VPS server plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on your server as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.