An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits 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). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to 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 Servers

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux releases 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 provide all three of them instead of just one as we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're different software programs you can install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans 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 charges, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.