An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits 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). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for 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'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to acquire one of our VPS server plans, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a big community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.