An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most preferred 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 in case that you would like to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that must be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile plans that will let you install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license fees. All three have thousands of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches that are released for it.