An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals 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). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server solutions, you'll have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has some advantages regarding the available plans that you could eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're cost-free so they won't increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you would like to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.