An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will 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 decide to go for one of our VPS server plans, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with particular requirements in terms of 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 can use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to change 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 any security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they will not increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.