An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Any program that's installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends 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. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different applications can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.