An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Each and every program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a web hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

We offer three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we provide all 3 rather than only 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software programs you may install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you need a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to use has specific 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 specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.