An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a PC works 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 hosting field, the OS is what runs a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases that you could pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.