An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Any program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different 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 Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a 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. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you choose to buy one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software 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 on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.