Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any applications that are installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, each application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we provide all three rather than just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are various software programs you can install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known as the most stable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.