An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and is 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 sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created 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 Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases which you may select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the main reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of app that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System 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 considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.