An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers 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 feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you select one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you could eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're really secure and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server packages 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 taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.