An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices 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 interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three rather than only 1 as we realize that you might want to install some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are various software programs you can install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they will not increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.