An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of applications when several run concurrently. Each and every program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what commands a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you select one of our virtual private server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages with regard to the available plans that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech 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 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're freely available so they won't increase the price of your new server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you want 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 are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.