An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux distributions that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the main reason to offer you all three of them is to ensure that you can run any kind of application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have generated thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different applications may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and secure web hosting service. Based on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also update your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.