An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Every program that is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server packages, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you may later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're really secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need another OS subsequently, 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 every week with any patches that are available for it.