An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. 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 your applications, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the applications that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros in terms of the available packages that you may later on install, but what is common between them is that they are really stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones as each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.