An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer 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). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use 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, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux releases which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you can run each app that you would like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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're totally free so they will not increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.