An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It takes care of how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run concurrently. Any program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what commands a server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans include three Linux releases that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each app that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have developed thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if necessary, we can always install 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 your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.