An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans feature three Linux distributions which you may 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 secure and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any app that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones because each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, 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 the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.