An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers 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). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you select one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is that they're very stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS 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 weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible plans that will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.