An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for any 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 generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

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 you can find and we provide all 3 instead of just one since we realize that you may want to set up some software that has 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 vast support community behind it and there are different software applications you can install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you need another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you would like. In addition, we 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 packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're freely available and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.