An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the applications that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros with regard to the available packages that you may later on install, but what's common between them is that they're really secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most dependable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.