An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what commands a server together with all of 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. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to go for one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and secure Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.