An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, plus the prioritization of apps if several run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.