An Operating System is the basic software that manages a PC. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server packages include three Linux releases that you may select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the main reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any app that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available so they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.