An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which acts as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs available and we offer all 3 instead of only one as we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software applications you can install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and for this reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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