An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of applications when several run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some app with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different apps may have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a stable and secure web hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update the OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.