An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer. It controls the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run at once. Any program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the applications that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros in terms of the available plans that you can afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different apps may have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and secure Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also update your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.