An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we supply all 3 rather than only 1 as we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software applications you could install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you want some other OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.