An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using 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 all of the software installed on them, which includes 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 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 Web Hosting

In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most popular and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application 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 which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones because each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.