An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans include three Linux distributions which you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the key reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run any kind of app that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements when it comes to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have made a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.