An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for all 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 created on a physical one, so you'll be able 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

If you pick one of our virtual private server packages, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available plans that you can afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they are really secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When 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 matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free so they will not increase the low price of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.