An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros in terms of the available packages that you can later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very secure and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a wider choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a stable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you will 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 upgrade your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.