An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers 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). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you select one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as 3 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, because the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages with regard to the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS 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 a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible solutions which will enable you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS later, 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 all patches which are released for it.