An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can 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 Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as 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 known as the most dependable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, 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 any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.