An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. 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 with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you can later install, but what's common between them is that they're really stable and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another 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 keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe Internet hosting service. Based on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.