An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to go for one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're 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 in case that you would like to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall 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 available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible packages which will permit you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need another OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are released for it.