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

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also known as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.