An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. 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 compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each application that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

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 totally free so they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you need a different one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.