An Operating System is the basic software that manages a PC. It takes care of how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run concurrently. Each program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what controls a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free so they will not increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you want to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.