An Operating System is the software which communicates 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 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). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications 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 you can 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

Our VPS server packages come with three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the key reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you will be able to run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on your server as different apps can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.