An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server solutions, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of 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 one of the three has some advantages with regard to the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're really stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on your server as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure web hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.