An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each application that you would like, as different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have made a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.