An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what commands a hosting 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. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server packages include three Linux distributions which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run each app that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have created many hundreds of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible plans that will allow you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have a large number of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends 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 since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches that are released for it.