An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases which you could pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each application that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages which will permit you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need some other OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are released for it.