Every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, along with any apps that are present on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, any application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the primary reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run any app that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of developers who have created a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

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 are 100 % free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case 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 could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.