Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, any app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If 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 are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're really stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case 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 a matter of 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

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible packages which will allow you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a new OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.