An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Every program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server packages, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you could later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile plans that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are available for it.