An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run concurrently. Each and every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a web hosting server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose one of our VPS server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you may eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on your machine as different applications could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free web hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.