An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications 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 in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - 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 hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.