An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable 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 app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already 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 Web Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible solutions that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a different OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.